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Remembering ‘Swallows and Amazons'(1974)

The original film ‘Swallows and Amazons’ is streaming on Amazon Prime and broadcast on Talking Pictures TV this week. Daphne Neville writes about working on the crew of this iconic feature film here. The full story is now available as an audiobook and paperback and on Kindle.

‘The Making of Swallows and Amazons’ published by The Lutterworth Press contains numerous behind-the-scenes photographs taken on location by Daphne almost fifty years ago when she captured unique home movie footage later broadcast on Countryfile and Big Screen Britain.

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‘Swede Caroline’ is up for Best UK Feature at the Sundance Film Festival 2022

Swede Caroline

Daphne Neville plays Edna in the new British movie ‘Swede Caroline’ which is up for a prestigious award. Having been screened at the Sundance Film Festival, this mocumentary will be premiered at the Curzon cinema in Soho on 31st October. Made by Deadbeat Films, this debut movie has been nominated for ‘Best UK Feature.’ Set to poke a comedic carrot at the world of competitive vegetable growers, it is written by Brook Driver and stars Jo Hartley, Ray Fearon and Aisling Bea.

“There is nothing funnier than a British person on the edge of losing it.”

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On the set of Ab Fab: The Movie

‘You won’t see me, I was playing a wall-flower,’ but rest assured Daphne was there, in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

‘I’m in a scene with June Whitfield when everyone is dancing.’ This is clearly described by Jennifer Saunders as, ‘some kind of late-night lesbo party’ and Daphne’s sitting to left of screen with a fancy glass of champagne in her hand!

‘It’s meant to be the South of France but was shot in a hotel in London.’

They did have fun.

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‘Cold Caller’ by Lucky Feather Productions

Trailer for the award-winning short thriller ‘Cold Caller’ starring Daphne Neville, Philip Cook and Peter Stenson

“An elderly couple encounter a mysterious ‘cold caller’. Convinced of his credentials, they invite him into their home with unexpected consequences.”

You can visit Lucky Feather Productions on Youtube.

www.luckyfeatherproductions.co.uk/short-films/

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A busy year for Daphne Neville

Daphne at 30th Frampton County Fair, Stroud News, Wed 16 Septem.jpg

Daphne has had another busy year, giving talks on otter conservation and appearing in a number of feature films including ‘Ab Fab’ the movie, and the new ‘Bridget Jones’ as well as ‘The Crown’ for Netflix. She is currently presenting ‘The Pensioners Guide to the UK’ produced by Rumpus Media for Channel 4.

Next week Daphne is off to BBC Manchester to appear in a new quiz programme, before flying off to film in Amsterdam.

Romsey Show

Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show. Pic: Daphne Neville with Rudi the Otter

 

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Playing a Victorian Lady in ‘The Invisible Woman’

Daphne Neville appears at the beginning of this trailer for The Invisible Woman, directed by Ralph Fiennes.

‘Truly, Mr Dickens,’ she assures him. ‘It is never so alive as when it is spoken by its author.’

The hectic scene featured at the start of this official trailer was shot on location at Harrow School where Daphne’s grandson was a pupil. Her wig was originally made for Judi Dench, she rather liked the bonnet and had a wonderful driver.

Daphne Neville in 'The Invisible Woman' 2013

Written by Abi Morgan,  and also starring Felicity Jones and Kirsten Scott Thomas the film has been described as ‘brilliantly acted, vibrantly alive… ‘

Since the movie trailer has been watched nearly 4,800,000 times, we have great expectations.

For more stills of Daphne appearing in costume dramas please click here.

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