Gentleman Jack

UK/USA 2022, 60 mins
Director: Edward Hall

+ Q&A with creator, writer and executive producer Sally Wainwright and stars Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle. Hosted by Miranda Sawyer.

Yorkshire, 1834. All eyes are on Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) and Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle) as they set up home together at Shibden Hall as wife and wife, determined to combine their estates and become a power couple. Anne Lister’s entrepreneurial spirit frightens the locals as much as her unconventional love life and, with Halifax on the brink of revolution, her refusal to keep a low profile becomes provocative and dangerous.

Series two will again use the real life diaries of Anne Lister – part of which were written in code – as its source, with every part of Lister’s story based in historical fact and the five million words she wrote in her journals.

Returning to Shibden Hall for the new series are Gemma Whelan as Marian Lister, Gemma Jones as Aunt Anne Lister, and Timothy West as Jeremy Lister. They are joined by many returning cast including Lydia Leonard (Mariana Lawton), Jodhi May (Lady Vere Cameron), Katherine Kelly (Elizabeth Sutherland), Derek Riddell (Captain George Sutherland), Stephanie Cole (Aunt Ann Walker), Peter Davison (William Priestley), Amelia Bullmore (Eliza Priestley), Vincent Franklin (Christopher Rawson), Shaun Dooley (Jeremiah Rawson), Rosie Cavaliero (Elizabeth Cordingley), Joe Armstrong (Samuel Washington), Anthony Flanagan (Ben Sowden) and George Costigan (James Holt).

Joanna Scanlan joins as guest cast for series two in the role of Anne Lister’s outrageous former lover Isabella ‘Tib’ Norcliffe.

Gentleman Jack series one was a hit for BBC One and iPlayer, averaging 6.8 million viewers across its eight-episode run. It won the RTS Drama Series award and received BAFTA nominations in the Drama Series category, as well as the Leading Actress category for Suranne Jones’ performance. Internationally the series won the BANFF Rockie Award for Drama Series: English Language.

Gentleman Jack returns to BBC One and BBC iPlayer this Spring. Series one is available to stream in full on BBC iPlayer.

Led by Faith Penhale, Lookout Point is one of the UK’s leading television producers, known for delivering high quality drama series with scale, ambition, and global impact.

Recent titles include the ground-breaking adaptation of A Suitable Boy (2020) directed by Mira Nair, Les Misérables (2019) starring Dominic West, David Oyelowo and Lily Collins and War & Peace (2016) starring Paul Dano, Lilly James and James Norton, all by Andrew Davies and for the BBC. Series 5 of Sally Wainwright’s award-winning and much loved BBC series Last Tango in Halifax, starring Anne Reid MBE and Sir Derek Jacobi, aired in 2020.

Coming up will be the second series of BAFTA-nominated and RTS-award winning Gentleman Jack for BBC One and HBO, the eight-part swashbuckling 18th century family adventure The Ballad of Renegade Nell for Disney+, and the third and final series of Happy Valley, starring Sarah Lancashire and James Norton. All three series are written and created by Sally Wainwright. In addition, they are in post-production on the co-production with Boffola Pictures Am I Being Unreasonable? written by and starring multi-BAFTA award winning Daisy May Cooper and Selin Hizli for the BBC.

Lookout Point, which is owned by BBC Studios, holds a minority stake in Boffola Pictures Ltd.

Directors: Edward Hall, Amanda Brotchie, Fergus O’Brien
Produced by: Lookout Point
For: BBC One
Co-produced by: HBO
Executive Producer for BBC: Ben Irving
Producer: Stella Merz
Series Producer: Phil Collinson
Head of Production: Louise Mutter
Line Producer: Desmond Hughes
Production Manager: David Mack
Location Manager: Luc Webster
Production Accountant: Rachel Quigley Smith
Casting by: Andy Pryor
With thanks [for casting] to: Beverley Keogh
Casting Associate: Ri McDaid-Wren
Script Supervisor: Angie Pontefract
1st Assistant Director: Nathan Juckes
Post-production Supervisor: Max Caswell
Post-production Coordinator: Jess Pegram
Written by: Sally Wainwright
Script Editor: Emma Blauciak
Director of Photography: Nick Dance
Camera & Steadicam Operator: Chris Hutchinson
Grip: Marcus Moody
Gaffer: Yurandi Poots
Drone Pilot: Philip Fearnley
Editor: Richard Cox
Production Designer: Anna Pritchard
Supervising Art Director: Tom Atkins
Art Directors: Ben Clements, Richard Downes
Set Decorator: Ussal Kalyoncu Smithers
Prop Master: James Baylan
Graphic Designer: Thomas Love
Special Effects: Rob Rowley
Visual Effects Supervisor: Gary Brown
Visual Effects Producer: Karl Kuehn
Visual Effects: Ghost VFX
Title Design: Sarah Rees
Costume Designer: Tom Pye
Assistant Costume Designer: Nadine Clifford-Davern
Costume Supervisor: Tyler Anderson
Hair & Make-up Designer: Lin Davie
Hair & Make-up Supervisor: Laura Flynn
Music by: Murray Gold
‘Gentleman Jack’ Song Written and Produced by: O’Hooley and Tidow
Production Sound Mixer: Jonathan Wyatt
Dubbing Mixer: Mark Briscoe
Sound Effects: Helen Dickson
Dialogue Editor: Ben Norrington
Series Consultant: Anne Choma
Diary Researcher: George Sherlaw-Johnson

Cast (in order of appearance in episode one)
Suranne Jones (Anne Lister)
Stephanie Cole (Aunt Ann Walker)
Thomas Howes (John Booth)
Mazie McDonagh (Charlotte Booth)
Niamh Hustler (Hannah Booth)
Steve Evets (Mr Pickels)
Felix Johnson (Dick)
Rosie Cavaliero (Elzabeth Cordingley)
Gemma Whelan (Marian Lister)
Gemma Jones (Aunt Anne Lister)
Timothy West (Jeremy Lister)
Joe Armstrong (Samuel Washington)
Grant Burgin (Joseph Mann)
George Costigan (James Holt)
Bruce Alexander (Mr Parker)
Albane Courtois (Eugénie)
Jessica Baglow (Rachel Hemingway)
Ben Hunter (Joseph Booth)
Dino Fetscher (Thomas Beech)
Lydia Leonard (Mariana Lawton)
Sophie Rundle (Ann Walker)
Michael D. Xavier (Doctor Steph Belcombe)
James Thackeray (James Clayton)
Robert Wolfe (Elija Peel)
Leo Flanagan (Matthew Avison)
Carol MacReady (Mrs Norcliffe)
Simon Paisley Day (Major Norcliffe Norcliffe)
Jenna Russell (Charlotte Norcliffe)
Amelia Bullmore (Eliza Priestley)
Peter Davison (William Priestley)
Rupert Vansittart (Charles Lawton)
Martin Barrass (Lawton Hall Butler)

UK/USA 2022
Ep1 60 mins

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