Cast confirmed for Brontë sisters drama.
Jonathan Pryce (Wolf Hall, Game Of Thrones) is to lead the cast of Sally Wainwright’s new BBC One drama To Walk Invisible – about the hugely successful family of writers, the Brontë sisters.
The one-off drama sees Pryce play the Brontë sisters’ father, Patrick, alongside Chloe Pirrie (An Inspector Calls, War & Peace) as Emily Brontë, author of the complex, ground-breaking Wuthering Heights; Finn Atkins (Vera, Common) as her deeply ambitious older sister Charlotte, and author of the phenomenally successful Jane Eyre), and Charlie Murphy (The Last Kingdom, Happy Valley) as determined, level-headed younger sister Anne, who wrote the brutally honest novels Agnes Grey and The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall.
Their brilliant but reckless brother Branwell, whose destructive behaviour threatened to destroy his family, will be played by Adam Nagaitis (Banished, Happy Valley).
Writer and director Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Last Tango In Halifax) says: “This is such an exciting and ambitious project, and we have already had a huge amount of interest in it. Something about the lives of these three brilliant, talented Yorkshire women seems to touch people at a very deep level. I am honoured that the BBC have asked me to bring to life this fascinating family in a story set in the heart of West Yorkshire. We have a wonderful cast and I am delighted to be working along side Karen Lewis (producer) again, and with Faith Penhale.”
Jonathan Pryce says: “I am such an admirer of Sally Wainwright that if she were filming the phone book I would want to be in it! Her film will be a characteristically honest look at the whole Brontë family. I am really looking forward to it.”
The 1×120 minute film is written and directed by Sally Wainwright and is a BBC Cymru Wales production in association with Lookout Point and in partnership with The Open University.
Filming of To Walk Invisible will take place in and around Yorkshire from the beginning of May 2016.