Radley’s rowing facilities support the production of Clooney’s The Boys in the Boat.
The Boys in the Boat is based on Daniel James Brown’s bestselling book, of the same name. It tells the story of the University of Washington rowing crew, who represented the United States in the 1936 Summer Olympics. Directed by George Clooney, the film stars Callum Turner, Joel Edgerton, Alec Newman and Hadley Robinson. Much of their training took place at Radley—on the water, in the ergo room and in the rowing tank.
Terry O’Neill, former Olympic rowing coach, told John FX Flynn of Row 2K “the support and help we got from Radley College was fantastic, because at that time, we didn’t have any boats. We needed to teach these guys on rowing machines, the rowing tank, and in tub fours. We got all of that equipment from Radley.
“Nothing was too much trouble for them. They provided us with catamarans, megaphones, and everything every day that we were there, and whatever we asked for, they helped us with.”
We are so pleased to have played a small part in this exceptional production which will be in UK cinemas on Monday 8th January 2024.