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‘Downton Abbeys’ Lily James to star in swim drama ‘Young Woman & the Sea’

Deadline revealed today that Lily James (‘Downton Abbey’) is set to star in Young Woman and the Sea by sportswriter Glenn Stout. When I initially read the book about American Gertrude Ederle – the first woman to successfully swim the English Channel, I was completely absorbed. But I also remember thinking it would be difficult to bring the project to the screen since …

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Teen Girls Swimming the English Channel for Charity

What are you doing during your summer vacation? For six English girls, summer means training to swim the English Channel to raise money for charity.  They are 6GirlsNoBuoys, and they’ve been practicing in pools to gain strength and in Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake to adjust to cold water but now have to get used to waves and the …

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