Amanda Owen’s book The Yorkshire Shepherdess could be on its way to the big screen after Warner Brothers bought the film rights, making a star of the Swaledale hills.
Read about Amanda’s road to Hollywood here.
Here we take a look at the books by Yorkshire authors that found their way to the screen big or small, and the films where the Yorkshire landscape takes top billing:
All Creatures Great and Small - James Herriot’s semi-autobiographical stories about life as a vet in Thirsk have been adapted for both film and television.
The Railway Children - E Nesbit’s story of a family forced to move to the Yorkshire Dales was made into the 1970 film starring Jenny Agutter and Bernard Cribbins, and was later adapted into a theatre production.
Kes - Ken Loach’s 1969 film was based on the novel A Kestrel for a Knave, written by Barnsley author Barry Hines.
Brassed Off - The 1996 film starring Ewan McGregor and Pete Postlethwaite was based on Grimethorpe’s struggle against pit closure.
Calendar Girls - The story of Rylstone & District Women’s Institute’s ‘Alternative WI Calendar’ was a big hit in 2003, starring just about every British actress of a certain age you can name.
The Full Monty - the Sheffield skyline was as much a star of the 1997 comedy as Robert Carlyle, who leads an unlikely bunch of former steelworkers onto the stage.
Rita, Sue and Bob Too - The adaptation of Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar’s autobiographical dramas brough West Yorkshire to the big screen in 1987.