Gentleman Jack

1 Season|5 Episodes


Set in the complex, changing world of 1832 Halifax, West Yorkshire – the cradle of the evolving Industrial Revolution – Gentleman Jack focuses on real-life English landowner Anne Lister (BAFTA Award winner Suranne Jones) and her determination to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall, by reopening her coal mines and marrying well. However, the charismatic, single-minded Lister – who dresses in black from head-to-toe and has charmed her way into high society – has no intention of marrying a man. Instead, she is determined to stay true to her nature by marrying Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle), a sheltered heiress who happens to be a seriously wealthy woman.

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