BBC'S 'GENTLEMAN JACK'
MINI SERIES REVEALS FULL CAST
|Surrane Jones will be the Gentleman Jack!|
will be set in 1832 Halifax, West Yorkshire, revolving around landowner Anne Lister (Surrane Jones)
and her determination to transform the fate of her faded ancestral
home, Shibden Hall, by reopening the coal mines and marrying well. But
minded, swashbuckling Anne Lister - who dressed head to foot in black
and charmed her way into high society - has no intention of marrying a
man. True to her own nature, she plans to marry a woman. And not just
any woman: the woman Anne Lister marries must be seriously wealthy.
Every part of Anne’s story was recorded in her diaries that contain the
most intimate details of her life, once hidden in a secret code that is
now broken.The story examines Anne’s relationships at home with her
family, servants, tenants and industrial rivals and, most importantly,
|Sophie Rundle will play Lister's love interest!|
WHO WILL VISIT SHIBDEN HALL?
Jamestown's Sophie Rundle will play Ann Walker, the wealthy heiress on whom Anne Lister sets her sights to marry; Gemma Whelan will portray Anne Lister’s sister, Marian! Timothy West is the sisters’ father, Jeremy Lister, and Gemma Jones plays Aunt Anne Lister. Stephanie Cole stars as
Ann Walker’s aunt; Peter Davison as William Priestley, Ann Walker’s cousin; Amelia Bullmore as Eliza Priestley, his wife; Vincent Franklin as Christopher Rawson, businessman and fierce rival to Anne Lister, Shaun Dooley as his brother and business partner; with Joe Armstrong, Jodhi May, Rosie Cavaliero, Thomas Howes, Jessica Baglow and newcomers Albane Courtois and Ben Hunter also in the cast!
|Joe Armstrong and Thomas Howes will lead the male part of the cast|