BBC drama To Walk Invisible will shoot on location in Yorkshire
The upcoming BBC drama series, To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters will film on location in Yorkshire from the beginning of May. To Walk Invisible will depict the lives of the world renowned Brontë sisters, who between them have written some of the most influential pieces of English literature in history including Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and Agnes Grey.
While the programme was commissioned in 2015, details regarding the production schedule and casting have only now been announced. The sisters Emily, Charlotte and Anne will be played by Chloe Pirrie, Finn Atkins and Charlie Murphy respectively. Game of Thrones star Jonathan Pryce has also been cast as the sisters’ father Patrick, alongside Adam Nagaitis as their brother Branwell.
Sally Wainwright, the show’s Writer and Director details: “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. I am honoured that the BBC have asked me to bring to life this fascinating family in a story set in the heart of West Yorkshire. We have a wonderful cast and I am delighted to be working alongside Karen Lewis (Producer) again, and with Faith Penhale (Executive Producer).”
Penhale adds: “to bring such fresh and exciting talent together for To Walk Invisible is testament to Sally's extraordinary script, which sets out to tell the true story of this iconic literary family. Together with the wonderful Jonathan Pryce, Chloe, Finn, Charlie and Adam will show the Brontë family in a new and original light.”
Yorkshire has long been a popular destination for period dramas of both film and TV production, with notable projects such as Peaky Blinders and A Royal Night Out having filmed on location in the county.
High-end television shows filmed in the UK can receive a tax rebate of up to 25% if they pass a cultural test. Yorkshire also operates its own incentive programme, offering investments of up to GBP500,000 on top of the national incentive. Screen Yorkshire was recently awarded with a payout of GBP127,000 by the British Film Institute to contribute towards future investments.
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