To Walk Invisible The Brontë Sisters

To Walk Invisible The Brontë Sisters

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 4:00pm

Picture Shows (from left to right): Ann Bronte (CHARLIE MURPHY), Emily Bronte (CHLOE PIRRIE), and Charlotte Bronte (FINN ATKINS)

Credit: Courtesy of Gary Moyes/BBC and MASTERPIECE

Ever since the notorious Bell brothers of their pseudonyms, the Brontë sisters have fascinated legions of devoted readers. MASTERPIECE brings these remarkable literary geniuses to life with a beautifully filmed and acted two-hour drama, To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters, airing on Saturday, January 6 at 4 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Depicting the evolution of secluded, dutiful clergyman’s daughters into authors of the most controversial fiction of the 1840s, the drama stars Finn Atkins (Eden Lake) as Charlotte, who shocked society with her edgy epic, Jane Eyre; Chloe Pirrie (War and Peace) as Emily, author of the darkly gothic and disturbing Wuthering Heights; and Charlie Murphy (Happy Valley) as Anne, whose true-to-life love story The Tenant of Wildfell Hall was deemed “coarse and disgusting” by Victorian critics.