Elizabeth Gaskell and the Brontës - It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Anne Brontë’s writings, and those of her sisters Emily and Charlotte Brontë as well. There are other writers who I lo...
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Jonathan Pryce (Wolf Hall, Game Of Thrones) has been cast in the role of the Brontë sisters’ father, Patrick, in BBC One’s original one-off drama written and directed by multi BAFTA winner Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Last Tango In Halifax).
Emily Brontë, author of the complex, ground-breaking Wuthering Heights, will be played by Chloe Pirrie (An Inspector Calls, War & Peace). She will be joined by Finn Atkins (Vera, Common) as her deeply ambitious older sister Charlotte, author of the phenomenally successful Jane Eyre, and Charlie Murphy as determined, level-headed younger sister Anne (The Last Kingdom, Happy Valley), 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). (...)
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.”