Sally Wainwright & Anne Choma
Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister
In a rare appearance, writer and director Sally Wainwright (creator of Last Tango in Halifax, Happy Valley and Scott and Bailey) joins Anne Choma, author of Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister, to discuss bringing this true story to the screen. Charismatic and fearless, Gentleman Jack was the nickname of Anne Lister, a 19th-century Yorkshire landowner, Lister has been described as the ‘first modern lesbian’ whose coded diaries reveal numerous erotic encounters with other women. Gentleman Jack, starring Suranne Jones as Lister, airs on BBC in 2019.
Chaired by critic Alex Clark, journalist and broadcaster