LINE of Duty star Adrian Dunbar is appearing in a new TV drama about Emily Bronte.

The actor will be in Haworth, which was home to the legendary literary siblings, this month to film for the programme.

He played Superintendent Ted Hastings in the hit BBC police series Line of Duty, which gripped the nation as it reached a highly-anticipated finale on May 2.

Mr Dunbar starred in all six series of Jed Mercurio’s drama, as the commanding officer of anti-police corruption unit AC-12.

The Bronte film will focus on the early life of Emily, author of Wuthering Heights.

Emily is played by Emma Mackey, star of Netflix comedy drama Sex Education.

The cast also includes Gemma Jones, star of the Harry Potter and Bridget Jones films.

And the film – believed to simply be called Emily – marks the directorial debut of actress Frances O’Connor, who also wrote the screenplay.

She has appeared in TV dramas including Mansfield Park and Mr Selfridge.

Frances said: “Emily Bronte’s work and words are full of passion, feeling, violence and fierce intelligence. In creating an imagined life for Emily, she will live again for our audience.

“Her story is about a young woman daring to form herself, to embrace her true nature, despite the consequences. Emily is, in fact, a love letter to women today, especially young women, a calling to them to challenge themselves to connect with their authentic voice and potential.

“I am so excited to work with such a thrilling, talented, cast; luminous, intelligent and spirited.”

Bradford UNESCO City of Film director David Wilson said the production was due to be filming in Haworth sometime this month.

The last biographical television drama about the Brontes was To Walk Invisible, written and directed by BAFTA-winning Sally Wainwright, who was recently in the Bradford district filming the second series of her TV hit Gentleman Jack.

To Walk Invisible, which aired in 2016, was shot at Penistone Hill near Haworth in a full-scale replica of the Bronte Parsonage and surrounding streets created for the show.

The film, which starred Jonathan Pryce as Patrick Bronte, focused on the relationship between sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne and their brother, Branwell.

Emily Bronte was born in July, 1818, at the family’s then home in Thornton.

She was the fifth child of the Rev Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell Bronte.

The family moved to Haworth in 1820 and lived and wrote at the parsonage, now the museum.

Emily’s classic novel Wuthering Heights was published in 1847.

She died the following year, from tuberculosis.