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'Captain Webb' set for August release

'Captain Webb' set for August release

New images also released of the feature centred on the first person to successfully swim the English Channel.

Justin Hardy’s Captain Webb, which tells the story of the first man to successfully swim the English Channel in 1875, is set to be released in cinemas on August 14. Miramax handles worldwide TV distribution.

The film stars Warren Brown (Luther, Good Cop) in the lead role of Captain Webb, whilst Terry Mynott (The Mimic) plays Captain Paul Boyton, Webb’s Us rival who developed a rubber, kayak-like suit for his own crossing attempt.

Steve Oram (Sightseers) assumes the role of Webb’s eccentric trainer Professor Beckwith, whilst Hannah Tointon (The Inbetweeners), Georgia Maguire (Love me till Monday) and Tom Stourton (Horrible Histories) make up the principle cast.

British Sea Power provide the soundtrack.

Hardy said: “Captain Webb is a largely forgotten British hero. He attempted to swim the English Channel when the very idea was seen as beyond impossible

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