Sofie Gråbøl (The Killing) will play alongside Suranne Jones as Queen Marie of Denmark in Gentleman Jack, an eight-part drama by Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley) inspired by the diaries of trailblazer Anne Lister.
After years of exotic travel and social climbing, Anne (Suranne Jones) returns to Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1832, determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall.
To restore it to its former glory, Anne must re-open her coal mines and marry well. But she has no intention of marrying a man. She plans to marry a woman, and whoever it may be must be seriously wealthy.
Every part of Anne’s story is based on historical fact, recorded in the four million words of her diaries that contain the most intimate details of her life, once hidden in a secret code that has now been broken.
Sofie Gråbøl says: “When asked if I would like to play the Queen of Denmark in Sally Wainwright’s brand new series, I could not have said ‘yes’ fast enough! I’m excited to welcome the Gentleman Jack team to Copenhagen, and to film my scene as Queen Marie with the wonderful Suranne Jones.”
Directed by Sally Wainwright, Gentleman Jack airs on BBC One and HBO in 2019.