Andrew Scott joins Swallows and Amazons

Andrew Scott has joined the cast of the new film version of Swallows and Amazons, currently filming in the Lake District.

The Sherlock star joins the cast as an agent in pursuit of the reclusive and enigmatic Jim Turner (Rafe Spall), the role is inspired by author Arthur Ransome’s own life as a spy.

In the novel Ransome based the character of Jim Turner on himself as a novelist. The filmmakers behind this new adaptation have been inspired by Ransome’s secret life as an agent for MI6 and based Jim Turner on Ransome the spy.

Scott joined the production on Monday and will continue filming over the summer.

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