Suranne Jones looks effortlessly chic in the heatwave as she wears a loose-fitting white linen shirt and black shorts during a stroll in London
She’s been praised for her ‘inspirational’ portrayal of ‘the first modern lesbian’ Anne Lister in BBC‘s Gentleman Jack, which has been renewed for a second series.
And Suranne Jones took some time out of her hectic schedule to enjoy a stroll in London‘s heatwave on Wednesday.
The Doctor Foster star, 40, looked effortlessly chic in a loose-fitting white linen shirt and a pair of black shorts.
Busy bee: Suranne Jones took some time out of her hectic schedule to enjoy a stroll in London’s heatwave on Wednesday
Opting for comfortable footwear, Suranne wore a pair of black flip flops and accessorised her look with an oversized black handbag.
Adding some glamorous touches, the BAFTA-winning actress swept back her brunette locks into a ponytail with a yellow printed headband and added a pair of oversized brown sunglasses.
Suranne appeared preoccupied as she made an important-looking phone call during her afternoon stroll.
The star’s appearance comes after it was announced that Gentleman Jack has been renewed for a second series.
Casual: The Doctor Foster star, 40, looked effortlessly chic in a loose-fitting white linen shirt and a pair of black shorts
The BBC confirmed in May that the period drama, which stars Suranne as ‘the first modern lesbian’ Anne Lister, will return to screens after earning 5.6 million viewers with its opening episode.
It comes as the star sent viewers wild with her performance in the Victorian drama, which is based on Anne’s real-life journals, and many have branded her version of the character ‘inspirational’ and ‘sexy.’
Writer Sally Wainwright said: ‘It’s so exciting that so many people have had such a positive response to Suranne’s exuberant performance as the brilliant, life-affirming Anne Lister and to Sophie’s beautiful performance as her courageous partner, Ann Walker.
‘I’m utterly delighted that we’ve been recommissioned, because there are so many more big, bold stories to tell about Anne Lister and Ann Walker. A massive thank you to the BBC and HBO and to everyone at Lookout Point.’
Amazing: The star’s appearance comes after it was announced that Gentleman Jack has been renewed for a second series (Suranne in show still)
Suranne added: ‘I’m so thrilled that I will be joining Sally Wainwright on the second part of Anne’s journey.
‘We always dreamed there would be more and now we get to play it all out. A huge thank you to the BBC, HBO and Lookout Point for giving us our second series.
‘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.’
Suranne revealed that she wore men’s underwear and grew out her armpit hair for eight months to get in character as ‘first modern lesbian’ Anne.
Impressive: The BBC confirmed in May that the period drama will return to screens after earning 5.6 million viewers with its opening episode (Suranne and Sophie Rundle in show still)
The actress explained she adopted a ‘quite method’ approach to the part, living in the prolific 19th century diarist’s real-life Yorkshire home for the duration of filming and adopting her androgynous attire and appearance.
She told the Radio Times she spent ‘a lot of time in her world’ and used to read Lister’s diary excerpts ‘the whole time’ they were filming.
Suranne added of her physical transformation: ‘I was literally walking in her footsteps… Anne played with gender her whole life and was gender non-conforming in so many different ways.
‘I wore men’s shoes, men’s gaiters, men’s underwear – and of course the top hat, which is very masculine. I couldn’t do my nails and I had to grow my armpit hair. I did go quite method with that, actually.’
Method acting: Suranne revealed that she wore men’s underwear and grew out her armpit hair for eight months to get in character as ‘first modern lesbian’ Anne (pictured in show still)