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Jonathan Pryce joins cast of Bronte drama

bbc oneJonathan Pryce (Wolf Hall, Game of Thrones) will play the father of the Brontë sisters, in a one-off drama for BBC One.

To Walk Invisible has been written and directed by Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax) and will take a new look at the 3 women who produced some of the greatest novels in the English language.

“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,” said Price.

Emily Brontë will be played by Chloe Pirrie (An Inspector Calls, War & Peace), Finn Atkins (Vera, Common), will be her older sister Charlotte and  Charlie Murphy (The Last Kingdom, Happy Valley) takes on the role of younger sister Anne. Adam Nagaitis (Banished, Happy Valley) is their brother, Branwell.

“This is such an exciting and ambitious project, and we have already had a huge amount of interest in it. Something about the lives of these three brilliant, talented Yorkshire women seems to touch people at a very deep level,” explained Wainwright.

Filming will begin in Yorkshire next month. The 1 x 120 minute drama is a BBC Cymru Wales production, in association with Lookout Point and in partnership with The Open University.

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