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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Suranne Jones ...  Anne Lister 16 episodes, 2019-2021
Sophie Rundle ...  Ann Walker 8 episodes, 2019
Rosie Cavaliero ...  Elizabeth Cordingley 8 episodes, 2019
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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In March 2017, it was announced that BBC One and the American cable network HBO had commissioned the eight-part series, provisionally titled "Shibden Hall," after Lister's ancestral home. See more »

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Gentleman Jack...a woman ahead of her time.
30 April 2019 | by novaleoSee all my reviews

Gentleman Jack is by far, one of the best offerings on HBO in a while. It is lush in the setting, historically appropriate to the era and consistently presents glorious attention to detail! Ann Lister was indeed a woman who was not willing to sit out life to conform to 19th Century expectations of women. The characters are realistic and the lend themselves to a fast moving series. Being a lover of women does not endear Ann Lister to her family and local associates, but it is hardly an impediment to stop her. This is a refreshing series aptly presented in the spring as one bounces along the footpaths of Northern England with Ann Listeras she goes about her life at break neck speed. This is a series definitely worth seeing!


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