Halifax, Yorkshire, 1832. Charismatic, swashbuckling Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) determines to transform the fate of her ancestral home Shibden Hall. To do this, she must re-open her coal mines and marry well. But Anne has no intention of marrying a man. True to her own nature she plans to marry a woman and embarks on an epic, unconventional love story. 'Gentleman Jack' brings all the warmth, wit and complexity of the writing of Sally Wainwright (BAFTA award-winning writer of Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax) to the remarkable true story of Anne Lister.
I had read 2 books on this woman and her life and Surranne Jones captures her perfectly
She was an unlikeable, rude and arrogant woman, in my opinion. But she got the job done. From running a mine to travelling around Europe
Sophie Ruddle played really well as a wimpish love interest
Highly recommended and can’t wait for series 2
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'Jack' the lass delivers class
- Gentleman Jack review by DM
An excellent and entertaining romp through the life and times of 'Jack' and her gay life superbly portrayed. We loved the music, costumes, settings and a story line that picks up pace as it progresses. Can't wait for the rest of the series - a great binge watch.