Dan Stevens Finds Swallows & Amazons

Dan Stevens Finds Swallows & Amazons
Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens is staying busy on the big screen now that his TV schedule is a little lighter than previously. He’s currently in talks to snatch the villain role in a new cinematic take on Swallows And Amazons.Arthur Ransome’s 1930 tome will be familiar to anyone who studied it at school or sat through previous adaptations (particularly the 1974 film). Set in the summer of 1929, it finds the Walker children (John, Susan, Titty and Roger) staying at a farm in the Lake District, during the school holidays. They sail a borrowed dinghy named Swallow and meet the Blackett children (Nancy and Peggy), who sail a dinghy named Amazon. The Walkers camp on an island in the lake while the Blacketts live in their house nearby.When the children meet, they agree to join forces against a common enemy: the Blacketts' uncle James Turner, whom they call
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