The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010)

In nineteenth century Yorkshire wealthy orphan Anne Lister lives with an aunt and uncle, anxious for her to marry well and blissfully unaware that she is a lesbian,recording her thoughts and exploits in a coded diary. When her lover Mariana Belcombe makes a marriage of convenience to rich old Charles Lawton,she feels betrayed and,although Mariana visits and has sex with her,the relationship is going nowhere. Helped by old flame Tib she makes a play for innocent Miss Browne but sees she is barking up the wrong tree and diverts herself by renovating the family hall. A drunken Tib almost exposes her secret and scornful mine-owner Christopher Rawson,whose marriage proposal she rejects,tells her that her sexuality is a subject of local gossip. Undeterred Anne meets Ann Walker who becomes her new 'wife' and they open a coal-mine ,living happily together. An end title tells us that Anne Lister died prematurely in 1840 on holiday in Russia.

Directing:
  • James Kent

Writing:
  • Jane English

Stars:
Release Date: 2010-03-01
themoviedb icon 7.3/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 90
Maxine Peake
Maxine Peake
Anne Lister
Anna Madeley
Anna Madeley
Mariana Belcombe
Susan Lynch
Susan Lynch
Isabella Norcliffe
Gemma Jones
Gemma Jones
Aunt Lister
Christine Bottomley
Christine Bot...
Ann Walker
Alan David
Alan David
Uncle Lister
Michael Culkin
Michael Culki...
Charles Lawton
Dean Lennox Kelly
Dean Lennox K...
Christopher Rawson
Richenda Carey
Richenda Care...
Mrs Priestley
Tina O'Brien
Tina O'Brien
Miss Browne
Tessa Peake-Jones
Tessa Peake-J...
Mrs Rawson
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