Gentleman Jack: Season 1 (2019)


Critic Consensus: Suranne Jones' boundless charisma brings the indomitable Anne Lister to vivid life in Gentleman Jack, a gently revelatory series that mines terrific humor from the icon's unapologetic forward-thinkingness - although the series isn't as willing to ruffle feathers as she was.


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Air date: Apr 22, 2019
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Air date: May 13, 2019
Air date: May 20, 2019
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Series 1 follows Anne Listers efforts to restore Shibden Hall to its former glory.


Suranne Jones
as Anne Lister
Sophie Rundle
as Ann Walker
Gemma Whelan
as Marian Lister
Timothy West
as Jeremy Lister
Albane Courtois
as Eugénie Pierre
Jodhi May
as Vere Hobart
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Critic Reviews for Gentleman Jack Season 1

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (15)

Can you tell that I think Gentleman Jack is huge fun?... This, of course, is largely thanks to its prodigiously talented and singular writer, Sally Wainwright, who has given herself license not to worry too much about Victorian mores.

May 20, 2019 | Full Review…

It's hard to craft a drama around a person who seems to be invulnerable... The pity is that Anne Lister, a truly audacious, difficult, and groundbreaking woman, ends up with a biographical portrait that's anything but.

Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Precise, attentive, and beguiling, Jones is such a gust of fresh air, it's tough for the series around her to keep up.

Apr 22, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Between Wainwright's crisp, fair-minded scripts and star Suranne Jones' flawless performance, it's tempting to believe that Anne Lister was the most fascinating person of the 19th century...

Apr 19, 2019 | Full Review…
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Jones is wonderful as Lister, striding confidently around, wry, indomitable and smart as a whip, with top hat and twirling cane, like the heroine of some steampunk novel set in an alt-Victorian England.

May 24, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The only thing to frighten the horses in last night's opening episode was that a woman asked for what she wanted and expected to get it. She behaved, in short, like a man. Phwoar! How sexy is that?

May 24, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Jones has devised a ramrod-straight power-walk to convey her character's energy and strength.

May 21, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Lister was just waiting to be made a popular icon. Wainwright, who wrote and directed this eight-part series, clearly thinks so. Her delight in the character hums off the screen.

May 20, 2019 | Full Review…

When Jones is in full confrontation mode, literally getting in the face of any chap with the temerity to stand in her way, you scarcely care, such is the haughty energy she powers into this impressive if not entirely lovable character.

May 20, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This is its own programme, a confident, smart period drama with fabulous sets and costumes, especially Anne's top hats and black suits, and a large warm heart.

May 20, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gentleman Jack: Season 1

The best TV program I have ever seen, regardless of genre. Period.

Amazing! The story is o witty, clever and engaging. The attention to detail, the costumes, the cinematography are incredible .I absolutely loved Gentleman Jack. Suranne Jones definitely deserves a nomination with her perfect acting.

Fantastic show - dramatic, funny, and completely captivating!

Anne Lister is the ideal feminist--knowing what she wants, how to get it, and how to be respected along the way. To top that off, she has a natural charismatic nature that seems to woo most.

Love this show! It's so good!

outstanding. first 2 episodes are just ok but then it really finds its feet and becomes truly excellent. every episode has been better than the last. concsistnetly. thus far.

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So entertaining! Jones does a fantastic job really drawing the viewer in the way she acknowledges the audience, I absolutely love it. The writing, the costumes, the chemistry between the Jones and Rundle is all fantastic. It's all amazing. I can't say enough positive things. Watch this show!

Suranne Jones is a powerful force to behold.

Wow...loved it even more than I expected to.

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