Jenna as Queen Victoria
Currently Filming / TBR Next Year
The story of the Queen at the age of 18, when she ascended the throne, through to her romance and marriage to Prince Albert.
Jenna as Katrina Clarka
June 3, 2016
A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.
Jenna as Clara Oswald
Airing on BBC1 / BBC America
I’m Clara Oswald. I’m the Impossible Girl. I was born to save the Doctor.
Thanks to Far Far Away, several production stills from episode 1 and 2 of Victoria have now been added to the gallery! The drama premiers this Sunday – August 28 – on ITV at 9PM!
Yesterday – August 22 – Jenna attended the launch of the new parfum My Burberry Black, She was there to support friend Lily James, the new face of the fragrance. The event took place at the Burberry Thomas’s Café – in Regent Street (London).
She was wearing – of course – Burberry. A black cashmere double breasted jacket and Rhys Studded sandals. Some photos from the event have been now added to the gallery, be sure to check them!
BBC – Playing Queen Victoria in a new eight-part ITV drama has been “such a gift”, actress Jenna Coleman has revealed.
The former Doctor Who star said the role had been “impossible to turn down” – despite previously saying she wanted time off from TV series.
“When I left Doctor Who the first thing I said was, ‘I just don’t want to do a series for a while,'” the 30-year-old said at a press event in London.
Comparisons are already being made to Downton Abbey, which came to a close last Christmas after six years on air.
Writer Daisy Goodwin said she “couldn’t possibly hope to replicate” Downton’s success but hoped Victoria would “give people pleasure”.
One aspect of the role that Coleman had to grapple with was the blue contact lenses she was required to sport to emulate Victoria’s natural eye colour.
“Any of the portraits you see, the first thing you see are her eyes,” said the actress, adding she went through “in the region of about 70 pairs” during shooting.
The first series of Victoria charts the early years of the queen’s reign and her courtship with Prince Albert, played by Tom Hughes. (source)
RADIO TIMES – It’s been nine months since Jenna Coleman left Doctor Who, and she’s about to embark on a new journey in ITV’s period drama Victoria. However, she still has one eye on her successor, new Who companion Pearl Mackie.
Speaking on the red carpet for the new drama, Coleman said she had been in contact with Peter Capaldi while they were filming the new series, and was intrigued to see how new character Bill settled in.
She also said that it wasn’t important that the show cast a non-white actor as the Doctor’s companion, saying that showrunner Steven Moffat instead concentrates on finding “the right person and the right actor for the part.”
“I think the way that Steven always casts is actor-led and I think that’s very important,” she said. “I think it has to be the right person and the right actor for the part.”
However, the Doctor’s longest-serving companion wasn’t exactly sure what we can expect from Mackie: “I’ve no idea, which is what’s really exciting! I spoke to Peter today and I know they’re shooting the new series, but I know nothing!”
But as for her own character, Coleman is certain that Clara won’t be returning to Who any time soon.
“I think I’d probably raise Steven’s blood pressure if I rang up and said ‘bring me back!’” Coleman said. “We’ve only just finished that story so I wouldn’t want to unpick it!” (source)
DEADLINE – Victoria, the Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece co-production for ITV and PBS, is polishing its crown for a UK debut on August 28. ITV has dropped a new clip from the first episode, with Doctor Who alum Jenna Coleman as the eponymous royal who’s on the cusp of coronation — and gets some interesting middle-of-the-night news with her Cavalier King Charles spaniel by her side. Check it out above.
The historical drama will occupy the coveted 9PM Sunday time slot that was home to Downton Abbey for six years on both ITV and PBS. The latter launches Victoria in January.
The eight part series, which is eyed as a returnable, is created by Daisy Goodwin and follows Victoria for the first three years from the time she is crowned queen in 1837 at age 18 through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). Victoria went on to rule for 63 years, and was the UK’s longest-serving monarch until Elizabeth II overtook her in September last year.
International sales have been robust on the period piece and at TCA last month, cast and producers talked about relying on Victoria’s prolific diaries and drawings to create the story. Goodwin said of what’s depicted in the series, “It’s basically true.” The current royals are aware of the series — and are not unhappy about it, she and Masterpiece exec producer Rebecca Eaton confirmed. (source)