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To Walk Invisible: The Bronte 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 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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Biography | Drama

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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 »

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BBC Wales See more »
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16:9 HD
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In an Express newspaper interview on December 29 2016, director Sally Wainwright revealed that constrictions in running-time had meant cutting almost all of both scenes featuring her 'Happy Valley' actor James Norton. In fantasy sequences he was the dashing Duke of Zamora and had a duel with 'Napoleon' as the Duke of Wellington. He can be glimpsed as the latter in an early scene. See more »

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Very 'Miss Austen Regrets' but because it is about the Brontes, obviously darker and sadder.
28 January 2017 | by devikamisraSee all my reviews

I would heartily recommend 'To Walk Invisible' as a heartfelt, insightful and quite succinct look into the world of the Bronte sisters. Any follower of their literature and fellow lover of period dramas would be amiss in not watching this venture.

Go for it. A lot of novelty in a subject as popular for chroniclers as the Brontes. It is interesting to see the family dynamics of the Brontes, especially as so much of their writing was a product of the same.

I am always on the lookout for interesting period dramas and this year has yielded very few which I would willingly rewatch. This one is one I definitely will.

I hope this review is helpful and it adds to your understanding of the Brontes and their incredible craft.


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