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Gentleman Jack 

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A dramatization of the life of LGBTQ+ trailblazer, voracious learner and cryptic diarist Anne Lister, who returns to Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1832, determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home Shibden Hall.

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Sally Wainwright
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Series cast summary:
Suranne Jones ...  Anne Lister 16 episodes, 2019
Sophie Rundle ...  Ann Walker 8 episodes, 2019
Rosie Cavaliero ...  Elizabeth Cordingley 8 episodes, 2019
Albane Courtois Albane Courtois ...  Eugénie 8 episodes, 2019
Gemma Whelan ...  Marian Lister 8 episodes, 2019
Gemma Jones ...  Aunt Anne Lister 8 episodes, 2019
Ben Hunter Ben Hunter ...  Joseph Booth 8 episodes, 2019
Timothy West ...  Jeremy Lister 8 episodes, 2019
Tom Lewis ...  Thomas Sowden 8 episodes, 2019
Joe Armstrong ...  Samuel Washington 7 episodes, 2019
Amelia Bullmore ...  Eliza Priestley 7 episodes, 2019
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A dramatization of the life of LGBTQ+ trailblazer, voracious learner and cryptic diarist Anne Lister, who returns to Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1832, determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home Shibden Hall.

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22 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Suranne Jones relished the chance to be directed for the first time by Sally Wainwright, anticipating an "immediate, exciting, and new" connection between the pair whilst Wainwright deemed Jones to be capable of embodying the "boldness, subtlety, energy and humour" required to depict Anne Lister. See more »

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Step back Calamity Jane Anne Lister was a real trail blazer.
20 May 2019 | by tm-sheehanSee all my reviews

Suranne Jones gives another great performance in Gentleman Jack based on the true story of Anne Lister a trail blazing lesbian who makes Calamity Jane seem like a lady at a flower show.

This 8 part series is beautifully set in West Yorkshire when Anne returns home to her family determined to transform the fading fortunes of her Ancestral home Shibden Hall and find a wife.

Suranne Jones interviewed on a recent Graham Norton show said that Anne Lister's coded diaries were discovered after her death .

As well as her life story when the code was broken her amorous exploits with women , which of course had to be secret were divulged in graphic detail.

This looks like a fascinating series I've just watched episode 1 and look forward to the next 7 instalments . This is a BBC/ HBO series and I hope ABC picks it up for local Australian viewers.


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