You may be wondering what Jenna Coleman has been up to since she left Doctor Who last year. Well, wonder no more – the Timelord’s travelling companion is set to star in ITV’s new drama Victoria.
Coleman plays the young Queen Victoria, who came to the British throne in 1837 at just 18 and went on to have the longest reign of any monarch thus far. (Her record was finally broken last year by the current queen, Elizabeth II).
Last night ITV tweeted a very regal snippet, off the back of Our Queen at 90, a show commemorating Queen Elizabeth II’s upcoming birthday in the U.K.:
From one great Queen to another…
— ITV (@ITV) March 27, 2016
Also visible in the clip is Rufus Sewell (The Man in the High Castle) as Lord Melbourne, Victoria’s first prime minister (though if we remember our history lessons correctly he wasn’t quite so dishy). He’ll be joined by Tom Hughes (The Game) as Victoria’s beloved husband Albert, Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper in Torchwood), and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van) as Leopold I, King of Belgium and uncle to both Victoria and Albert.
Coleman is not the only recent TARDIS-dweller to play royalty, of course. Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith will play Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh in The Crown, due on Netflix later this year.
Victoria comes to British screens later this year and is due to air in the U.S. on PBS in early 2017.Read More