LONDON — “Game of Thrones” actor Jonathan Pryce has been cast in the role of the Brontë sisters’ father, Patrick, in the BBC’s “To Walk Invisible,” a two-hour drama written and directed by Sally Wainwright, whose credits include BAFTA winner “Happy Valley” and triple BAFTA winner “Last Tango in Halifax.”
Emily Brontë, author of “Wuthering Heights,” will be played by Chloe Pirrie (“War & Peace”). She will be joined by Finn Atkins (“Vera,” “Common”) as her deeply ambitious older sister Charlotte, author of “Jane Eyre,” and Charlie Murphy as determined, level-headed younger sister Anne (“The Last Kingdom,” “Happy Valley”), who wrote the brutally honest novels “Agnes Grey” and “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.”
Their brilliant but reckless brother Branwell, whose destructive behavior threatened to destroy his family, will be played by Adam Nagaitis (“Banished,” “Happy Valley”).
Wainwright said: “Something about the lives of these three brilliant, talented Yorkshire women seems to touch people at a very deep level.”
“To Walk Invisible” is a BBC Cymru Wales production in association with Lookout Point and in partnership with the Open University. Executive producers are Faith Penhale and Wainwright. Karen Lewis is the producer.
Filming will take place in and around Yorkshire, England, from the beginning of May.