The Gentleman Jack DVD is the first complete season.
The Gentleman Jack season 1 DVD is set in the complex, changing world of 1832 in Halifax, West Yorkshire and is based on the true story of Anne Lister, a controversial woman who had a passion for life, a mind for business and bucked society’s expectations at every turn, most notably by taking a wife. The story examines Lister’s (Foster) relationships with her family, servants, tenants and industrial rivals and, most importantly, would-be wife.
Based in historical fact, the real-life Anne Lister’s story was recorded in the four million words of her diaries, and the most intimate details of her life, once hidden in a secret code, have been decoded and revealed for the series. Gentleman Jack co-stars: Sophie Rundle (Bodyguard, Peaky Blinders) as Ann Walker, the wealthy heiress on whom Anne Lister sets her sights as a prospective wife; Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones) as Anne Lister’s sister, Marian; Timothy West (Last Tango in Halifax) as Jeremy Lister, the sisters’ father; and Gemma Jones (Bridget Jones’s Diary) as Aunt Anne Lister. Gentleman Jack is directed by Sally Wainwright, Sarah Harding (Vikings, Queer as Folk) and Jennifer Perrott (Doctor Who).