Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones stars as “Britain’s first modern lesbian” Anne Lister in a brand new series heading to BBC One called Gentleman Jack, and we now have a first trailer the show.

Sally Wainwright (Dead Clever, Unforgiven, Scott & Bailey) wrote for her favourite actress once again here, and Jones shares the screen with Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders) who is playing a wealthy heiress that Jones’ Lister decides to wed. It’s the 19th century landowner’s hope that this marriage will not only turn the tide on her family’s bad fortunes, but also finally bring some much-needed happiness into her life.

The eight-part series also stars Gemma Whelan (Game Of Thrones) as Lister’s sister Marian, and Timothy West (Last Tango In Halifax) as their dad Jeremy.

Gentleman Jack trailer

Have a look at the first trailer for the series…

Filming took place in and around West Yorkshire last year.

Gentleman Jack release date

Gentleman Jack will get underway on BBC One on Sunday May 19th at 9pm.


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