Actress Sophie Neville reveals more behind-the-scenes memories from the set of the 1974 “Swallows and Amazons” film…
In 1974, my mother, Daphne Neville, was commissioned to write an article about working on the original film of “Swallows and Amazons” for “Woman” magazine, which claimed to be ‘The world’s greatest weekly for women’. Here are some extracts from her typescript:
I was amazed to read some of this. ‘….a dearth of birds’? Was that really how my mother spoke in the early ‘Seventies? I had no recollection that ‘Nomansland’ had been displayed on the front of our double-decker bus. I never remembered there only being bathroom at Oaklands Guesthouse or that Mum had to wash out clothes. I do remember Ronald Fraser shouting, ‘P*** off you little monster’. I have the photo:
More to follow…. If you would like to see photos of Daphne Neville appearing in movies herself, please click here.
If you would like to read about what we did on 10th July 1973 – 45 years ago please click here.