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‘Sherlock’s’ Moriarty, Andrew Scott, Joins Cast of ‘Swallows and Amazons’ (Exclusive)

29 June 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Andrew Scott, who is Jim Moriarty in “Sherlock” and is soon to be seen as Denbigh in James Bond movie “Spectre,” has joined the cast of Philippa Lowthorpe’s feature film adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s adventure story “Swallows and Amazons.” Scott, whose other movie credits include “Pride,” will play a secret agent — by the name of Lazlow — in pursuit of the reclusive and enigmatic Jim Turner (Rafe Spall), inspired by Ransome’s own life as a spy.

In the novel “Swallows and Amazons,” Ransome based the character of Turner on himself as a novelist. The filmmakers behind this new adaptation have been inspired by Ransome’s secret life as an agent for the British intelligence service MI6, and based Turner on Ransome the spy. The truth about Ransome’s role as a secret agent, whose code name was S.76, was revealed 10 years ago when the British government released »

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Gwendoline Christie, Harry Enfield join 'Swallows and Amazons'

24 June 2015 2:51 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Principal photography underway in the UK on book adaptation.

Cast and crew have set sail for the big-screen adaptation of the film update of Arthur Ransome classic Swallows and Amazons.

Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Jessica Hynes (Shaun of the Dead) and Harry Enfield (Kevin and Perry Go Large) have joined Rafe Spall and Kelly Macdonald in Philippa Lowthorpe’s (Call the Midwife) feature debut, adapted by Andrea Gibb (Dear Frankie).

The Walker and Blackett children will be played by Dane Hughes, Orla Hill, Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen, Bobby McCulloch, Seren Hawkes and Hannah Jayne Thorp.

Principal photography got underway in the Lake District on June 21.

Nick Barton of Harbour Pictures Productions, Nick O’Hagan, and BBC FilmsJoe Oppenheimer, are producers.

Swallows and Amazons follows 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 »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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StudioCanal, HanWay board 'Swallows and Amazons'

14 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Iconic UK book series sails to production with Rafe Spall, Kelly Macdonald in lead roles.

StudioCanal has snapped up UK rights to the upcoming feature version of UK classic book series Swallows and Amazons from HanWay Films, which has launched world sales at Cannes.

Boardwalk Empire star Kelly Macdonald has newly joined the Harbour Pictures’ (Calendar Girls) production alongside Rafe Spall (Get Santa) who will lead the cast as the enigmatic Captain Flint.

Philippa Lowthorpe (Jamaica Inn) will direct from a screenplay by Andrea Gibb (Dear Frankie). 

Production on the film version will begin in the Lake District this summer. BBC Films and the BFI developed the project and are on-board for production finance. 

The film is set over an idyllic English summer holiday where the Walker children and their sailing rivals, the Blacketts, run amok in their boats against the impressive backdrop of the Lake District. But when the Walker’s uncle Jim is revealed »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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