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Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters (2016)

To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters (original title)
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.

Director:

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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Storyline

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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A shot of Branwell lying unconscious on his bed surrounded by papers is based on the 1856 painting 'The Death of Chatterton" by Henry Wallis, now in the Tate Gallery, London. See more »

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Why so much Bramwell
27 March 2017 | by deanandfranSee all my reviews

It is beyond me why they spent so much time filming Bramwell when the title indicates that the movie is about the sisters. While I enjoyed it, having visited the home and pub, I wanted much more about the sisters. Seemed a little glossed over. Actresses were good, just wanted more about the sisters. Lovely story about these very talented ladies.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters See more »

Filming Locations:

Yorkshire, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

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BBC Wales See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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