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Building the Brontës with Grant Montgomery
West Lane Baptist Centre, Haworth
To celebrate the recent screening of Sally Wainwright's much-heralded biopic of the Brontës, To Walk Invisible, join award-winning production designer Grant Montgomery for this fascinating insight into how he designed and developed the nineteenth-century world of the Brontës.
From the huge undertaking of building a life-size replica of the Parsonage on the moors above Haworth, to the tiniest detail behind the placing of a teacup or manuscript, Grant oversaw the visual 'look' of To Walk Invisible, and carried out a huge amount of research to recreate the Brontës' world. Grant will discuss the development of his work, from early research with the Museum's curatorial team, to building sets and sourcing props, through to recreating a historically accurate Main Street.
Grant has nearly thirty years' experience in production design for film and television and received the 2011 RTS Award for Best Production Design for his work on The Crimson Petal and the White. His credits also include Peaky Blinders, Birdsong and Death Comes to Pemberley.