In December, I had announced the creation of a tv series about Anne Lister, the first woman to have married another woman. Titled “Gentleman Jack”, the series debuted on the BBC and HBO.
Writer and director Sally Wainwright is adapting the life of the first modern lesbian, Anne Lister, as a series. “Gentleman Jack” will air in 2019 and will feature a female cast, including actresses Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle as Anne Lister and her future wife, Ann Walker.
In York, Anne Lister's commemorative plaque will be modified so that her sexuality is perfectly written.