The Brontes of Haworth: Michael Kitchen: closeup 1
The Brontes of Haworth: Michael Kitchen: closeup 2

For The Brontës of Haworth (1973), Michael Kitchen took on the difficult portrayal of Branwell Brontë, the only brother of the famous literary sisters. Tormented by weakness, guilt, the pressure to succeed, and an ill-fated love affair, Branwell battled substance addiction and died a broken man at only age 31.  (Playing this role, MK may have felt tormented by having to wear too many layers on a hot set, as there are beads of sweat on his upper lip in several scenes.)  The Oct. 21, 1973 issue of Radio Times featured a fantastic rare and insightful interview with MK when the Brontës mini-series first aired:

The Brontes of Haworth: Michael Kitchen: Radio Times article page 1
The Brontes of Haworth: Michael Kitchen: Radio Times article page 2

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