Bridport Arts Newsletter
Film Thursday 27 April, 2023 8:00pm

Emily (2022) (15)



Writer-director Frances O’Connor’s stunning debut is a sensually imaginative and exhilarating portrait of Emily Bronte. The life and psychology of one of literature’s greatest writers is vividly brought to life by Emma Mackey’s tremendous encapsulation of the loneliness and rebelliousness of a daring artist.

Do you think I could be a writer? And have lots of stories?

Post-show discussion and Q&A with Actress Alexandra Dowling*

“I’m delighted to be joining the ‘From Page to Screen’ Festival to talk about Emily, Frances O’Connor’s beautiful reimagining of the life of Emily Bronte. Frances navigates the task of bringing classic literature to life for new audiences with flair. Her film is the story of a young artist finding her voice and manages to feel fresh and relatable for a modern audience while still being totally rooted in the time in which it is set and the book by which it was inspired.” – Alexandra Dowling

Alexandra plays Charlotte Brontë in Emily. She is best known for lead role as Queen Anne in BBC1 series The Musketeers – based on the Dumas novel The Three Musketeers – and for guest starring role as Roslin Frey in HBO’s Game of Thrones.

*Sadly, Frances O’Connor can no longer make this years festival. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

FPTS website


Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 


“Adapting for the screen, whether it be a novel, a stage play, a biography, a historical event or a newspaper article, presents its own particular problems, perhaps more technical, but in no way less intricate than writing an original screenplay. I’ve spent decades ruminating on these issues, without necessarily having reached any firm conclusions, though I do by now, I suppose, have a few tentative suggestions. I’m delighted at the opportunity to visit Bridport to be able to kick some of these suggestions around.”

- Christopher Hampton