Suranne Jones drama preps for filming

Suranne JonesGentleman Jack, the next project from acclaimed TV scribe Sally Wainwright is gearing up for a late spring shoot in Yorkshire with Wainwright also directing two of the four blocks. 

Gentleman Jack is a period drama based on the life of Anne Lister, a wealthy landowner, diarist and traveller; Suranne Jones is in the lead role. 

Lister died in 1840 aged just 49 and the drama is based on some of her extensive diaries – totalling around four million words - that chronicled her life including her European travels, her work restoring the historic Shibden Hall and her lesbian relationships, for which she became known by locals as Gentleman Jack. 

A new producer has boarded the eight-part BBC One drama that comes from Lookout Point and HBO.

Production Intelligence subscribers can log in for the shoot dates and key hires on Gentleman Jack including the line producer, DoP, location manager, production designer, production manager and production co-ordinator. 

Production Intelligence currently has listings for around 90 projects in pre-production including several major international and inward investment dramas. Domestic titles readying to film include Dark Heart, The War of the Worlds, Cold Feet, Unforgotten, Manhunt and Mrs Wilson.  

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Suranne Jones photo via Getty Images Ent/Jeff Spicer. 

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