Gentleman Jack cast: Who stars in BBC drama? – The Sun

Gentleman Jack cast: Who stars in BBC drama? – The Sun

SURANNE Jones returns as the leading lady in series 2 of the hit BBC One's period drama Gentleman Jack.

The new series continues with the story of Anne Lister –  the 19th century landowner known as the "first modern lesbian".

Who is in the cast of Gentlemen Jack?

Suranne Jones

Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones is back as Anne Lister AKA Gentlemen Jack for season 2.

Her first foray into  the spotlight came when she joined the Oldham Theatre Workshop and befriended future Corrie star Antony Cotton, known now for his role as Sean Tully.

In 1997 Suranne took a small role in Coronation Street, before returning to the soap full-time as Karen McDonald in 2000.

After her stint on Coronation Street, Suranne started getting more high-profile roles.

Sophie Rundle

Peaky Blinders actress Sophie Rundle, stars alongside Suranne as Ann Walker, the wealthy heiress who Anne Lister intends to marry.

Sophie, 33, was born April 21, 1988, is best known for her portrayal of Ada Shelby in the hit BBC One crime drama.

She has also played code-breaker Lucy in the ITV drama series The Bletchley Circle, and Labia in sitcom Episodes.

Sophie also plays Alice in Sky 1's 2017 drama Jamestown.

In 2020 she starred in BBC's The Nest.

Gemma Whelan

Game of Thrones star Gemma Whelan plays Anne's sister Marian.

The 40-year-old is most known for playing the role of warrior Yara Greyjoy in the smash-hit fantasy series.

Gemma also drew the plaudits for her gripping portrayal of Karen Matthews in hit TV drama The Moorside.

In 2018 she appeared in Decline and Fall, a star-studded BBC adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's satire.

In 2022 she joined the cast of Killing Eve for the last series.

Timothy West

Veteran actor Timothy West plays their father Jeremy Lister.

The 87-year-old has been acting for more than 50 years and has had stints on both EastEnders and Coronation Street.

He was appointed CBE for his services to drama in 1984.

He is married to Fawlty Towers icon Prunella Scales but spoke of his anguish at her battle with dementia in 2015.

Peter Davison

Former Doctor Who Peter Davison has joined the cast as William Priestley.

The 70-year-old was christened with the name Peter Moffett, however, he chose the stage name Peter Davison to avoid any confusion with the actor and director Peter Moffett.

Peter's daughter Georgia is married to the tenth Time Lord David Tennant, the pair has four children together: Ty, Olive, Doris and Wilfred.

Most recently, Peter starred in the third series of Granchester in 2017 and released his own autobiography entitled: Is There Life Outside the Box?: An Actor Despairs.

In 2021 Peter starred in ITV's reboot of Darling Buds of May.

Shaun Dooley

Actor and voice-over artist Shaun Dooley plays businessman Jeremiah Rawson and brother to Anne's fierce rival, Christopher.

The 48-year-old studied at the Arden School of Theatre in Manchester before being cast as Shaun in Groove on a Stanley Knife in 1997.

He's also appeared on both Coronation Street and EastEnders as Ritchie Fitzgerald and Tom Stuart respectively.

As a voice-over artist, Shaun has most recently narrator the BBC Two series Surgeons: At the Edge of Life in 2018.

In 2020 Shaun starred in smash hit Netflix series The Stranger.

He returned to TV again in 2021 in Innocent.

Who else is in the cast of Gentleman Jack?

  • Gemma Jones as Aunt Anne Lister
  • Stephanie Cole will play Ann Walker's Aunt
  • Amelia Bullmore will play William's wife Eliza Priestley
  • Vincent Franklin as businessman and fierce rival Christopher Rawson
  •  Joe Armstrong as Samuel Washington
  • Jodhi May as Vere Hobart
  • Rosie Cavaliero as Elizabeth Cordingley
  • Thomas Howes as John Booth

When is Gentlemen Jack back on TV?

There isn't long to go before Gentlemen Jack is released.

The first episode will air at 9pm on April 10, 2022 on BBC One.

After each episodes has aired, you can watch them on the BBC iPlayer.

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