Magazine article Screen International

First Channel Swimmer Biopic Wraps

Magazine article Screen International

First Channel Swimmer Biopic Wraps

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Justin Hardy's feature about the first man to swim the English Channel shot on location in Dover and London.

Warren Brown, best known for roles in TV drama Luther and Neil Jordan's Byzantium, will next be seen in a new feature about the first man to swim the English Channel.

The Greatest Englishman is the biopic of Captain Matthew Webb, who made the dangerous crossing on August 24, 1875.

Directed by Justin Hardy, the cast also includes Steve Oram (Sightseers) and TV stars Terry Mynott, Hannah Tointon and Tom Stourton.

The soundtrack will be provided by UK band British Sea Power.

Producers for Marathon Films are Jack Fishburn and Muireann Price, recently shortlisted for the Best British Newcomer Award at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival for their debut feature Love me till Monday.

Executive producer is James Salter and the screenplay has been written by Jemma Kennedy. …

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