Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Casting for the new film adaptation of 'Swallows and Amazons'

Sophie Neville with Swallow
Sophie Neville with Swallow on Coniston Water, Cumbria

Nick Barton of Harbour Pictures, in collaboration with BBC Films, is planning to make a new adaptation of  Swallows and Amazons this summer - 2015. They hope it will be akin to the Harry Potter movies or the Chronicles of Narnia.

I joined him and his wife on the first recce to the Lake District, staying at Bank Ground Farm, sailing Swallow on Coniston Water and taking a boat trip down Lake Windermere. He has been looking for locations with his Director, who has been busy working on the new script written by Andrea Gibb. 

If you want to know what it was like to be in the film made back in 1973 ~ click here:

A video of Theatre Projects filming Swallows & Amazons in 1973


  1. Hi Sophie,
    I read somewhere that filming has either been cancelled, or maybe just postponed. Have you heard anything like that?

    1. It has been postponed to the summer of 2014.