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Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters (2016)

A chronicle of the Brontë sisters' battle to overcome obstacles and publish their novels, which would become some of the greatest in the English language.

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Sally Wainwright
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Finn Atkins ... Charlotte Brontë
Charlie Murphy ... Anne Brontë
Chloe Pirrie ... Emily Brontë
Adam Nagaitis ... Branwell Brontë
Jonathan Pryce ... Patrick Brontë
Rosie Boore ... Young Charlotte
Lara McDonnell ... Young Anne
Talia Barnett Talia Barnett ... Young Emily
Troy Tipple Troy Tipple ... Young Branwell
James Norton ... Duke of Wellington
Matt Adams ... Captain Parry / Jack Sharp
Kris Mochrie ... Captain Ross
Jonathon Carley Jonathon Carley ... Napoleon Bonaparte
June Watson ... Tabby Aykroyd
Mark Frost ... John Brown
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In 1845 at Haworth on the Yorkshire moors sisters Anne, Charlotte and Emily Bronte and their father, a retired parson with failing eye-sight, are continually troubled by their drunken, irresponsible brother Branwell, who wastes every opportunity given him to become an artist. Charlotte fears for her own sight whilst Emily seeks refuge in writing about the imaginary land of Gondor but all three are fearful for their future should their menfolk die. Charlotte is impressed by Emily's work and encourages her to write a novel, inspired by a story told her by a former employer, which will become 'Wuthering Heights' All three sisters write novels, loosely based on their own experiences using androgynous masculine pen-names which are ultimately accepted for publication. Their success allows them to identify their true gender and to save the roof over their heads but Branwell's self-indulgence leads to his early death and both Emily and Anne succumb to sickness, dying young. An end title ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Görünmeden Yürümek: Bronte Kardesler See more »

Filming Locations:

Yorkshire, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BBC Wales See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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The poem found by Charlotte and read in voice-over is part of Emily's 'The Prisoner'. See more »

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Richly layered and beautiful story
26 May 2017 | by phaylenSee all my reviews

But one must approach this with a keen understanding that this saga is not as much about the titular Bronte Sisters as it is heavily devoted to the story of their troubled brother Bramwell, and the devastation he often imposed upon the family, the sacrifices they had to make on his behalf and the struggles they endured dealing with his addictions.

The story itself is stunning; Capturing the beauty of the period with incredible delicacy. I have scored this film high, because it was so well written and powerfully executed by the writer/director who I hope we have the opportunity to see do more material of this magnitude in the future. Well worth the watch for anyone who is a history buff.


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