One York resident got a surprise when she looked out of her window yesterday – because Suranne Jones was standing outside.
The former Coronation Street star was filming more scenes for the hit BBC drama Gentleman Jack.
All the action centred around the Grays Court Hotel, and Ogleforth and Chapter House Street, which were both sealed off all through Wednesday.
Justine Spencer lives on Chapter House Street, and so had the perfect view. “You couldn’t mistake her in her in our black in a black clothing and her distinctive curls,” she told YorkMix.
“She looked pretty relaxed and happy. So that was really nice to see.
“But she was very low key. I don’t think many people knew she was there actually.”
The filming had been due to take place today (Thursday) – but was brought forward by 24 hours.
Justine said the film crew turned Gray’s Court hotel into a pub.
“They closed the whole street off, but we just got the impression that it was lots of horses and carts, and people up and down all day. It was a lot of fun.
“All the all the neighbouring local businesses were doing great trade yesterday around College Green, serving to the huge number of crew members.”
Created by Sally Wainwright, Gentleman Jack tells the true story of Victorian industrialist Anne Lister (played by Suranne Jones), her work running the family estate in Halifax, and her lesbian relationships. Several scenes from previous shows in the series have been shot in York.
Here are some more pictures from Wednesday’s filming.