The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

Overview

The true story of a woman who boldly lived as she pleased in the 1820s comes to the screen in this historical drama. Anne Lister (Maxine Peake) is a wealthy heiress from West Yorkshire who is nicknamed "Gentleman Jack" by her less charitable neighbors; while Anne is an attractive woman, she often dresses in black, pursues "masculine" hobbies such as shooting, has a keen interest in business and has no interest in marriage, much to the chagrin of her aunt (Gemma Jones) and uncle (Alan David). While Anne is ...
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Overview

The true story of a woman who boldly lived as she pleased in the 1820s comes to the screen in this historical drama. Anne Lister (Maxine Peake) is a wealthy heiress from West Yorkshire who is nicknamed "Gentleman Jack" by her less charitable neighbors; while Anne is an attractive woman, she often dresses in black, pursues "masculine" hobbies such as shooting, has a keen interest in business and has no interest in marriage, much to the chagrin of her aunt (Gemma Jones) and uncle (Alan David). While Anne is discreet, she prefers the intimate company of women, and she begins a clandestine romance with Marianna (Anna Madeley), another woman from a wealthy family. Anne is heartbroken when Marianna gives in to pressure from her family and weds a rich widower considerably older than herself, but in time Anne finds new love with Ann Walker (Christine Bottomley). However, Anne has a rival for Miss Walker's affections in the spirited Christopher Rawson (Dean Lennox Kelly). The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister was adapted from the true life journals of a British socialite of the early 19th Century; the real Miss Lister wrote her diaries in code, and it wasn't until decades after they were discovered that their full story was revealed.
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Special Features

The real Anne Lister with Sue Perkins; Maxine Peake in conversation with the director James Kent
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/3/2012
  • UPC: 883929172733
  • Original Release: 2010
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  • Source: Bbc Warner
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Color / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 43,837

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Maxine Peake Miss Lister
Anna Madeley Mariana
Technical Credits
James Kent Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister
1. Chapter 1 [11:33]
2. Chapter 2 [10:26]
3. Chapter 3 [10:23]
4. Chapter 4 [15:31]
5. Chapter 5 [13:17]
6. Chapter 6 [10:16]
7. Chapter 7 [6:29]
8. Chapter 8 [5:42]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister
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   Special Features
      The Real Anne Lister With Sue Perkins
      Maxine Peake in Conversation With the Director James Kent
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