Swallows and Amazons - about the film

An enchanting new take on the beloved novel by Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons combines a great British cast with stunning locations and a classic story. It’s an exciting and heart-warming adventure that will be a must-see for family audiences this summer.

Swallows and Amazons follows the Walker’s four children dreaming of an escape from the tedium of a summer holiday with their mother. When finally given permission to camp on their own on a remote island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. But when they get there they discover they may not be alone…  

As they battle for ownership of the island, they learn the skills of survival and the value of friendship, which helps prepare them for the real danger they must face from the adult world.

Steeped in the wonder of a child’s imagination and set against the breath-taking backdrop of the Lake District, this is an exhilarating adaptation of a treasured classic.

Swallows and Amazons will be in cinemas August 19th.

Directing the cast of Swallows and Amazons Philippa Lowthorpe directs the film's young stars
Filming Swallows and Amazons Behind the camera on the set of Swallows and Amazons

Cast and crew

StarringRafe Spall, Andrew Scott, Kelly MacDonald, Harry Enfield, Jessica Hynes, Dan Skinner, Elizabeth Berrington and Dane Hughes, Orla Hill, Teddie Malleson-Allen, Bobby McCulloch, Seren Hawkes, and Hannah  Jayne Thorp as the titular warring children

Writer: Andrea Gibb (Screenplay), Arthur Ransome (novel)

Producers: Nick Barton, Joe Oppenheimer, Nick O’Hagan

Director: Philippa Lowthorpe


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Swallows and Amazons will be in cinemas August 19th

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