Sex Education’s Emma Mackey emulates Emily Brontë for a new biopic set in Yorkshire

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Sex Education’s Emma Mackey came on Thursday as Wuthering Heights author Emily Brontë, filming new scenes at a church in Otley, Yorkshire, for the new biopic.

The actress, 25, wore a long black dress reminiscent of the Victorian era, as she appeared to star in funeral scenes for the upcoming movie.

Emma looked distinctly different from her edgy Netflix character Maeve Wiley when she joined the Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Emma Mackey, Alexandra Dowling and Amelia Gething movies at the nationwide filming location.

Work: Sex Education’s Emma Mackey came on Thursday as Wuthering Heights author Emily Brontë, filming new scenes in a church in Otley, Yorkshire, for the new biopic

Her historic dress had ruffled sleeves, corset details and a wide neckline.

Emma’s brunette locks were tucked into a neat braided bun while wearing minimal makeup to mimic the literary icon.

The star was spotted hurrying through the historic church delivering a worried expression as the camera crew eagerly captured her every move.

Actor Oliver, 34, appeared through a horizon of gravestones in black clothing, including a floor-length coat.

Leading lady: The actress, 25, wore a long black dress, reminiscent of the Victorian era, as she appeared to star in funeral scenes for the upcoming movie

Starring: Emma looked distinctly different from her Netflix character Maeve Wiley (pictured) when she joined Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Emma Mackey, Alexandra Dowling and Amelia Gething movies at the nationwide filming location

Leading lady: The actress, 25, wore a long black dress, reminiscent of the Victorian era, as she appeared to star in funeral scenes for the upcoming movie

He put his hands in his pockets and frowned as he embraced his new acting appearance.

The Invisible Man star’s honey locks were swept aside as he rocked thick side wounds.

Amelia, 22, who plays Emily’s sister Anne and Alexandra, 31, who stars as sibling Charlotte, both wore black costumes and elaborate hats as they talked about production between takes.

The Spanish princess star looked radiant in her period ensemble as she held her cell phone while taking a break from filming.

Outfit: Her historic dress had ruffled sleeves, corset details and a wide neckline

Outfit: Her historic dress had ruffled sleeves, corset details and a wide neckline

Complicated: Emma's brunette locks were tucked into a neat braided bun while wearing minimal makeup to mimic the literary icon

Complicated: Emma’s brunette locks were tucked into a neat braided bun while wearing minimal makeup to mimic the literary icon

On a mission: The star was spotted rushing through the historic church delivering a concerned expression as the camera crew eagerly captured her every move

On a mission: The star was spotted rushing through the historic church delivering a concerned expression as the camera crew eagerly captured her every move

Sombre: Actor Oliver, 34, appeared through a horizon of gravestones in black clothing including a floor-length coat

Sombre: Actor Oliver, 34, appeared through a horizon of gravestones in black clothing including a floor-length coat

On the occasion of Frances O’Connor’s directorial debut, Emily – which has no release date yet – will follow the story of the famous author, best known for her iconic novel Wuthering Heights.

In the upcoming movie, Emma will be joining Line Of Duty Adrian Dunbar, Ammonite star Gemma Jones and Fionn Whitehead of Dunkirk.

Regarding the upcoming project, 53-year-old actress-director Frances said: ‘Emily Brontë’s writing is steeped in so much passion, feeling, violence and fierce intelligence – that I’ve always longed to know who she really was.

‘Emily is about a rebel and misfit, a young woman who dares to mold herself, wants to embrace her true nature, despite the consequences. And by creating an imagined life for her, I hope Emily Brontë will live again! ‘

Think: he put his hands in his pockets and frowned as he embraced his new acting appearance

Think: he put his hands in his pockets and frowned as he embraced his new acting appearance

New look: The Invisible Man star's honey locks were swept aside as he rocked thick side wounds

New look: The Invisible Man star’s honey locks were swept aside as he rocked thick side wounds

Set: Amelia, 22, (right) who plays Emily's sister Anne and Alexandra, 31, (left) who stars as sibling Charlotte, both wearing black suits and elaborate hats as they chatted with the production

Set: Amelia, 22, (right) who plays Emily’s sister Anne and Alexandra, 31, (left) who stars as sibling Charlotte, both wearing black suits and elaborate hats as they chatted with the production

Graceful: The Spanish princess star looked radiant in her period ensemble as she held her cell phone while taking a break from filming

Graceful: The Spanish princess star looked radiant in her period ensemble as she held her cell phone while taking a break from filming

Tim Haslam of Embankment, who produces and finances the film, adds: Telling ‘Frances’ stories is a breath of fresh air.

‘It attracts very dynamic actors; each with very captivating characters, each provocative and just a tad dangerous; sure, modern and spicy. ‘

Born in 1818 in West Yorkshire, Emily was the fifth of six children and spent most of her short life in the heather village of Haworth, where her Irish father Patrick was a chaplain.

But life took Emily a series of terrible blows when she lost her mother when she was three, and then two older sisters when she was seven.

Lead role: Emily marks Frances O'Connor's directorial debut - which has no release date yet - follows the famous author's story

Lead role: Emily marks Frances O’Connor’s directorial debut – which has no release date yet – follows the famous author’s story

Backstory: Born in 1818 in West Yorkshire, Emily was the fifth of six children and spent most of her short life in the moor village of Haworth, where her Irish father Patrick was a chaplain

Backstory: Born in 1818 in West Yorkshire, Emily was the fifth of six children and spent most of her short life in the moor village of Haworth, where her Irish father Patrick was a chaplain

After her trauma, the novelist retired to a fantasy world and wrote stories and poetry with her siblings.

The writer plunged her suffering and passion into Wuthering Heights, a heartbreaking love story as raw as the Yorkshire Moors on which it is set.

Movie star Emma rose to fame as the outspoken and troubled teen Maeve in Netflix’s sex comedy drama, Sex Education.

Star-studded cast: In the upcoming movie, Emma will join the likes of Adrian Dunbar from Line Of Duty, Ammonite star Gemma Jones and Fionn Whitehead from Dunkirk

Star-studded cast: In the upcoming movie, Emma will join the likes of Adrian Dunbar from Line Of Duty, Ammonite star Gemma Jones and Fionn Whitehead from Dunkirk

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