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Game Of Thrones Star Admits She Hasn’t Seen The Final Season Yet

Now that Game of Thrones has come and gone, and the spoiler ban has well and truly lifted, you would think the vast majority of people have already seen season 8 in all its fiery glory – if not the fans, then certainly the cast and crew. But it seems that’s not the case.

In fact, while appearing on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch program this past weekend, Yara Greyjoy herself, Gemma Whelan, held her hands up to admit that she hasn’t yet seen the final season. And that’s despite the fact that she already knows how it ends – Jon stabbing Dany; Drogon melting the Iron Throne; Bran the Broken seizing control of the seven six kingdoms… the whole shebang.

Said Whelan:

I haven’t watched the end yet, no. I do know what happens. I came home and my husband was watching it and I saw the final
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‘Game of Thrones’: This Character Was Supposed to Live and Would’ve Hated Daenerys’ Fate

‘Game of Thrones’: This Character Was Supposed to Live and Would’ve Hated  Daenerys’ Fate
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Game of Thrones” Season 8, including the finale.]

The final season of “Game of Thrones” has caused controversy over its rushed storytelling that didn’t allow for enough character development, among other complaints. Case in point are Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and her dark turn into the pyromaniacal Mad Queen and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) undoing his story of redemption at the 11th hour to die with his sister, even after his eyes had been opened to her selfishness.

Despite all of these perceived narrative failures, Entertainment Weekly reveals that the writers did indeed try to create stories that would stay true to the characters and not just feel contrived. In fact, they wanted desperately to keep one character alive through to the end, but eventually abandoned the idea because it made no logical sense.

“For a long time we wanted Ser Jorah to be there at The Wall in the end,
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Gentleman Jack: Is the HBO TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

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Will Anne Lister be back for more? Has the Gentleman Jack TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on HBO? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Gentleman Jack season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?

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An HBO historical drama, inspired by the real Anne Lister’s life, Gentleman Jack stars Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Gemma Whelan, Timothy West, and Gemma Jones. Drawing upon her copious diary entries, the series centers on Lister (Suranne Jones), who sets out to shore up Shibden Hall, her West Yorkshire family estate, by reopening the local Halifax coal mine and marrying well. The twist is, Lister does not intend to
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Gentleman Jack: Season One Viewer Votes

Are you charmed by the first season of the Gentleman Jack TV show on HBO? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Gentleman Jack is cancelled or renewed for season two. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the Gentleman Jack season one episodes here. *Status update below.

An HBO historical drama inspired by the real Anne Lister's life, Gentleman Jack stars Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Gemma Whelan, Timothy West, and Gemma Jones. Drawing upon her copious diary entries, the series centers on Lister (Suranne Jones), who sets out to shore up Shibden Hall, her West Yorkshire family estate, by reopening the local Halifax coal
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Gentleman Jack: Season One Ratings

With Game of Thrones ending, HBO is on the hunt for its next big thing. Enter the Gentleman Jack TV show. While this new HBO TV series is a British-American period piece, which might not seem like a ratings-buster at first blush, Downton Abbey took the world by storm, and it was on public television in the Us. Will the first season draw in enough viewers to earn a return? Will Gentleman Jack be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

An HBO historical drama, inspired by the real Anne Lister’s life, Gentleman Jack stars Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Gemma Whelan, Timothy West, and Gemma Jones. Drawing upon her copious diary entries, the series centers on Lister (Jones), who sets out to shore up Shibden Hall, her West Yorkshire family estate, by reopening
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On ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Gentleman Jack,’ Gemma Whelan Plays Two of HBO’s Best Women

On ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Gentleman Jack,’ Gemma Whelan Plays Two of HBO’s Best Women
Just as “Game of Thrones” came to an end, HBO announced that it has renewed “Gentleman Jack” for a second season. That’s great news for fans of British actress Gemma Whelan, who essentially amounts to a Venn diagram of where the two shows’ audiences overlap.

On “GoT” Whelan built a devoted following as Yara Greyjoy, Queen of the Iron Islands and sister to Theon (Alfie Allen). Her character in “Gentleman Jack” is a far cry from the bloodthirsty lothario she plays on “Thrones,” however; as conservative Marian she antagonizes her casanova sister, the swaggering butch Anne Lister (Suranne Jones). Though Whelan herself is straight, she has endeared herself to Lgbtq audiences with one gay and one gay-adjacent role; it is a testament to her versatility as an actress that her two biggest TV roles could not be more different.

A co-production between HBO and the BBC, “Gentleman Jack” has
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Gentleman Jack: Season Two; HBO Period Drama Series Renewed

Gentleman Jack will be back for more adventures. HBO and BBC just announced they've renewed the TV show for a second season.

Based on true events, the historical drama centers on Anne Lister (Suranne Jones), who sets out to shore up Shibden Hall, her West Yorkshire family estate, by reopening the local Halifax coal mine and marrying well. The twist is, Lister does not intend to marry a man. The cast also includes Sophie Rundle, Gemma Whelan, Timothy West, and Gemma Jones.

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‘Gentleman Jack’: HBO & BBC Renew Sally Wainwright’s Suranne Jones-Fronted Period Drama For Season 2

HBO and BBC period drama Gentleman Jack has been handed a second season. Sally Wainwright’s Suranne Jones-fronted series will return for another eight-part run.

It comes as the Lookout Point-produce drama is still on the air. The series debuted on HBO on April 22 in its new Monday night slot and on the BBC on May 19. It became the BBC’s biggest new drama launch of the year with an average overnight audience of 5.1 million viewers.

Written by Happy Valley creator Wainwright, it tells the story of Anne Lister, played by Jones, who had a passion for life and a mind for business, and bucked society’s expectations at every turn.

Gentleman Jack focuses on Regency landowner Lister in the period drama, which is set in 1832 Halifax, West Yorkshire. She is determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall, by reopening the coal mines and marrying well.
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‘Gentleman Jack’ Renewed for Season 2 at BBC, HBO

  • Variety
‘Gentleman Jack’ Renewed for Season 2 at BBC, HBO
Gentleman Jack” will return to TV screens on both sides of the Atlantic after the BBC and HBO ordered a second season of the period drama.

The series is based on a true story and stars Suranne Jones as Anne Lister, a lesbian, and the proprietor of her family’s coal mines. She has to walk a fine line to balance her business and love life in 1832 northern England. The ensemble cast also includes Sophie Rundle, Gemma Whelan, Gemma Jones and Timothy West.

“We always dreamed there would be more and now we get to play it all out,” Jones said. “It’s such amazing and positive news. I love working with the brilliant and talented Sophie Rundle and can’t wait to create some more Lister and Walker moments with her too.”

The series launched strongly in the U.K. It won its Sunday night slot on BBC One
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From Gentleman Jack to Killing Eve: who are TV's greatest lesbian icons?

TV fans have been spoiled for women-on-women scenes on our screens of late. We celebrate with a rundown of the characters ‘whose impact on the world is permanent and forever’

Get the rollers out! The drama about Gentleman Jack Aka Anne Lister, the 19th-century entrepreneur, landowner and proud lesbian with the Princess Leia hairstyle, is upon us. Suranne Jones plays the pioneering queer icon, with a script written by the great Sally Wainwright.

“As you’re playing her, you’re aware that everybody has a right to be who they are, regardless of sexuality,” Jones has said of her role as Lister. Also starring Gemma Whelan and Gemma Jones, the series explores Lister’s pushback against gender norms as well as her romantic relationships.

Related: Gentleman Jack review: Suranne Jones rocks Halifax as the first modern lesbian

Related: Why does Coronation Street keep exploding its lesbians?
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HBO Co-Pro ‘Gentleman Jack’ Becomes BBC’s Biggest New Drama Launch Of 2019

Gentleman Jack has become the BBC’s biggest new drama launch of the year and the British broadcaster most successful new scripted series since Jenna Coleman-fronted psychological thriller The Cry.

The HBO co-production, which stars Suranne Jones, scored an average of 5.1M viewers with a peak of 5.6M on Sunday night in a 9pm slot. It secured an average share of 27.2% across the hour.

This comes after Coleman’s Australian-set drama averaged 5.7M viewers last year with a peak of 6.3M, compared with Bodyguard’s opening audience of 6.7M last year.

Gentleman Jack launched on April 22 in HBO’s new Monday night slot. It is created, written and co-directed by Happy Valley’s Sally Wainwright. The drama, which is produced by War and Peace producer Lookout Point, tells the story of a woman who had a passion for life and a mind for business, and bucked society’s expectations at every turn.
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Emmys 2019 exclusive: HBO categories for ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘Sharp Objects’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for HBO. For this season, the premium network has returning champs “Game of Thrones”, “Barry” (Bill Hader), “Veep” (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), newcomers “Gentleman Jack” (Suranne Jones) and “Succession” (Brian Cox), plus limited series “Chernobyl” (Jared Harris), “Sharp Objects” (Amy Adams) and “True Detective” (Mahershala Ali) as part of their 2019 campaign.

Below, the list of HBO lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama, TV movies and limited series. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

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Comedy Supporting Actress – Joy Bryant, Brittany S. Hall

Comedy Supporting Actor – Russell Brand, London Brown, Donovan W. Carter, Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Omar Miller,
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Gentleman Jack

Network: HBO.

Episodes: Ongoing (hour).

Seasons: Ongoing.

TV show dates: April 22, 2019 — present.

Series status: Has not been cancelled.

Performers include: Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Gemma Whelan, Timothy West, Gemma Jones, Katherine Kelly, Sofie Gråbøl, Stephanie Cole, Peter Davison, Amelia Bullmore, Vincent Franklin, Shaun Dooley, Joe Armstrong, Jodhi May, Rosie Cavaliero, Thomas Howes, Jessica Baglow, Albane Courtois, and Ben Hunter.

TV show description:

From creator Sally Wainwright, the Gentleman Jack TV show is a British-American historical drama, set in the 1800s. The story kicks off in 1832, in the West Yorkshire town of Halifax, and centers on unmarried landowner Anne Lister (Suranne Jones).

By the final decade of the industrial revolution, Shibden Hall has
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TV Review: HBO’s ‘Gentleman Jack’

  • Variety
“Nature played a challenging trick on me, didn’t she?”

Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) first utters this sentence with an arch amusement, but over the course of Sally Wainwright’s new drama “Gentleman Jack,” she repeats the sentiment with pride, exhaustion and defiance. Living in 1832 Halifax as a lesbian with a penchant for sweeping black suits and top hats, Anne both knows and resents the fine line she has to walk in order to live as freely as possible. In public, she leans into the role of proprietor of her family’s coal mines, leveraging the power of owning a valuable resource over the many snide men who would love nothing more than to dismiss her out of hand. In private, she softens considerably in the company of engaging young women, nursing a fierce hope that one day, one of them might reject her predetermined, patriarchal duties and become a loyal partner to her instead.
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Game of Thrones Had Secret Celebrity Cameos in the Season 8 Premiere

Game of Thrones Had Secret Celebrity Cameos in the Season 8 Premiere
Not even Game of Thrones is immune the celebrity cameo. There was Ed Sheeran, Sigur Rós, Coldplay's Will Champion, Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody and Of Monsters and Men in earlier episodes, and now…Rob McElhenney. Yep, that Rob McElhenney, the creator and star of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Warning, spoilers follow. McElhenney appears on Euron Greyjoy's (Pilou Asbæk) ship and is killed while Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) rescued Yara Greyjoy (Gemma Whelan). McElhenney got an arrow through the eye. But he wasn't the only cameo in the episode. Freaks and Geeks, Party Down and Silicon Valley star Martin Starr also appears. The actor posted about his cameo, and gruesome...
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'It was madness': Game of Thrones stars on how it changed their lives

On the eve of the final series, ten Game of Thrones stars including Carice van Houten, Jonathan Pryce and Gemma Whelan reflect on what it’s meant to them

Now filming Sky series Temple and a film called The Glass House. Has had a child with partner, fellow actor Guy Pearce

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Related: Tourism is coming... Northern Ireland turns into a Game of Thrones hotspot
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Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Josh O’Connor, Callum Turner board 'Emma' for Working Title, Blueprint (exclusive)

Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Josh O’Connor, Callum Turner board 'Emma' for Working Title, Blueprint (exclusive)
Autumn de Wilde directing Jane Austen adaptation.

Working Title and Blueprint Pictures’ upcoming adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel Emma has added a host of names to its cast as principal photography gets underway this week.

Joining Anya Taylor-Joy in the titular role and Johnny Flynn as George Knightley are Bill Nighy (Mr. Woodhouse), Miranda Hart (Miss Bates), Mia Goth (Harriet Smith), Josh O’Connor (Mr. Elton), and Callum Turner (Frank Churchill).

Also cast are Rupert Graves (Mr. Weston), Gemma Whelan (Mrs. Weston), Amber Anderson (Jane Fairfax), and Tanya Reynolds (Mrs. Elton).

Autumn de Wilde is directing the project,
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Film News Roundup: Janelle Monae to Star in Film From Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz

  • Variety
In today’s film news roundup, Janelle Monae will star in a Lionsgate movie, Bill Nighy joins “Emma,” and documentaries on surfer Bethany Hamilton and Asbury Park are dated.

Castings

Janelle Monae will star in an untitled Lionsgate movie directed by the duo Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz.

The film will be produced by QC Entertainment’s Ray Mansfield and Sean McKittrick, along with Zev Foreman and Lezlie Wills. QC Entertainment produced “Get Out” and “BlacKkKlansman.” McKittrick also recently produced Jordan Peele’s “Us.”

Monae is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter who starred in “Hidden Figures” and “Moonlight.” Bush and Renz have worked on campaigns for the Mlk Memorial Foundation and Amnesty International, in addition to directing Jay-z’s music video “Kill Jay Z” and the police brutality PSAAgainst the Wall,” starring Michael B. Jordan, Danny Glover, and Michael K. Williams. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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‘Emma’: Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Callum Turner & More Round Out Cast Of Focus Features/Working Title Film

  • Deadline
‘Emma’: Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Callum Turner & More Round Out Cast Of Focus Features/Working Title Film
Bill Nighy (Page Eight), Mia Goth (Suspiria), Callum Turner (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones) and Miranda Hart (Miranda) are set to co-star in Emma, the latest adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel. The Focus Features and Working Title pic is being directed by Autumn de Wilde, with Anya Taylor-Joy starring in the titular role.

Josh O’Connor, Rupert Graves, Amber Anderson, and Tanya Reynolds have also been cast in the film, which is slated to go before cameras this week in England.

Eleanor Catton adapted the screenplay with Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner as well as Blueprint PicturesGraham Broadbent and Pete Czernin producing.

Focus and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film worldwide.
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Bill Nighy, Callum Turner Join 'Emma' Adaptation

Bill Nighy, Callum Turner Join 'Emma' Adaptation
Focus Features' Emma adaptation has added Bill Nighy and Fantastic Beasts actor Callum Turner as it heads into production this week in England.

Miranda Hart has also joined the cast that will be led by Anya Taylor-Joy in the title role and Johnny Flynn as George Knightley. Mia Goth, Josh O’Connor, Rupert Graves, Gemma Whelan, Amber Anderson and Tanya Reynolds round out the cast.

Autumn de Wilde will direct this new adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, a comedy of manners about a self-proclaimed matchmaker in a small village. Eleanor Catton penned the screenplay.

Working Title’s Tim Bevan ...
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