Just ahead of the release of the new movie, “Young Woman And the Sea”, Disney held a special screening of the film at London’s Curzon Mayfair Theatre on Wednesday evening, which was attended by many of the cast and filmmakers from the movie.

Daisy Ridley stars as the accomplished swimmer who was born to immigrant parents in New York City in 1905. Through the steadfast support of her older sister and supportive trainers, she overcame adversity and the animosity of a patriarchal society to rise through the ranks of the Olympic swimming team and complete the staggering achievement – a 21-mile trek from France to England.

The U.K.’s gala screening event was hosted by popular radio presenter Anna Whitehouse. In attendance were cast members Daisy Ridley, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Kim Bodnia, Jeanette Hain, and Sian Clifford, director/executive producer Joachim Rønning, writer/producer Jeff Nathanson, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and composer Amelia Warner.

Check out these photos from the event:

“Young Woman and the Sea” also stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Stephen Graham, Kim Bodnia, Christopher Eccleston, Jeanette Hain, Sian Clifford, and Glenn Fleshler, is directed by Joachim Rønning and written by Jeff Nathanson, based on the book “Young Woman and the Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the World” by Glenn Stout. The producers are Jerry Bruckheimer, Chad Oman, and Jeff Nathanson, with John G. Scotti, Daisy Ridley, and Joachim Rønning serving as executive producers.

“Young Woman and the Sea” is coming to cinemas this weekend on May 31st for a limited engagement before heading to Disney+ at a later date.  Originally, this film was developed for Disney+, but was shifted to a theatrical release.

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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