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Trailer for new period drama starring Adrian Dunbar and Emma Mackey drops

Lisa McLoughlin

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Trailer for new period drama starring Adrian Dunbar and Emma Mackey drops

Featured Image Credit: Warner Brothers

Sex Education’s Emma Mackey has swapped the halls of Moordale Secondary School for the Yorkshire Dales in the first trailer for her upcoming period drama. Watch the trailer below:

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Frances O’Connor-directed feature Emily is set to be released in October and it explores novelist Emily Brontë's life as an author and poet.

The synopsis for the drama reads: "Emily tells the imagined life of one of the world’s most famous authors, Emily Brontë.

"The film stars Emma Mackey as Emily, a rebel and misfit, as she finds her voice and writes the literary classic Wuthering Heights.

"Emily explores the relationships that inspired her – her raw, passionate sisterhood with Charlotte and Anne; her first aching, forbidden love for Weightman and her care for her maverick brother whom she idolises."

Not only does the film star Mackey but also Line of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar, who looks to be a long way away from Superintendent Ted Hastings – Jesus, Mary and Joseph, and the wee little donkey – playing Brontë patriarch Patrick.

Also, Dunkirk actor Fionn Whitehead plays Emily’s brother, writer and painter Branwell Brontë.

Since the trailer was released on Thursday (11 August) cinephiles have shared their excitement over the period epic online.

One YouTube user penned: "The way Emma Mackey knows how to portray every character she plays perfectly.

Mackey plays the title character in the upcoming flick. Credit: Warner Bros
Mackey plays the title character in the upcoming flick. Credit: Warner Bros

“She just gets into the atmosphere and tries her best to perform and she manages to do that. One of the reasons she is one of my favourite actresses.”

“So excited to see Emma on screen again,” another wrote. “WOW, cannot wait to see it! Wuthering Heights is a genius novel!”

A fourth added: “Literally cannot wait for this! It looks amazing and really excited to see Amelia Gething in her first big screen role!”

Speaking about the upcoming film, screenwriter and director O’Connor said: "Emily Brontë’s writing is steeped in such passion, feeling, violence and fierce intelligence – that I’ve always yearned to know who she really was.

“Emily is about a rebel and misfit, a young woman daring to form herself, to embrace her true nature, despite the consequences. And, in creating an imagined life for her, I hope Emily Brontë will live again."

Emily hits UK cinemas in October.

Topics: TV And Film

Lisa McLoughlin
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