For award-winning, internationally-acclaimed author Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-92). By Anthony Lawton: godson, cousin & literary executor. Rosemary Sutcliff wrote historical fiction, children's literature and books, films, TV & radio, including The Eagle of the Ninth, Sword at Sunset, Song for a Dark Queen, The Mark of the Horse Lord, The Silver Branch, The Lantern Bearers, Dawn Wind, Blue Remembered Hills.
Producer Duncan Kenworthy is reported in India ruing the fact that the film The Eagle (from Rosemary Sutcliff‘s The Eagle of the Ninth) was “slightly oversold as an action release”. (He perhaps refers to the promotion in the USA). He is reported by The Hindu newspaper as saying he would like to describe The Eagle as an adventure film with elements of action. “There is drama and quest, and the best part is the way it has been shot by Anthony Dod Mantle, the Oscar winner for Slumdog Millionaire.”