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.
SEATTLE TIMES – British actress Jenna Coleman tried to attend drama school. She really did. But her intentions were constantly thwarted when people kept hiring her as an actress.
There are worse things, she sighs during an interview in a hotel conference room. “I learned on the job really. I feel I missed something – it’s one of those things: what if I’d taken that road, or what if I’d taken THAT road, what would I know? I’ve never been trained in Shakespeare. Does that mean I can’t do it?
I think the one thing I would’ve liked would be to have that rehearsal space, whereas I’ve done my training, but on camera, which is wonderful and I’ve learned a lot, but in a different way,” says the 30-year-old Blackpool native.
What she learned on camera catapulted her to “Doctor Who,” where she performed 39 episodes of the sci-fi favorite and became friends with two of the Doctors, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi.
And while it doesn’t seem probable, that part led to the lead role in “Victoria,” premiering on PBS’ “Masterpiece” on Sunday, Jan. 15 (today). In “Victoria” Coleman interprets England’s long-reigning queen from age 18 to 21 — the defining years as Coleman sees them.
“I did lot of research on Victoria, how creative she was, which I never knew. She had such passion for music and opera and ballet and visuals. She created her own wedding dress, and wrote in her diary, and did watercolor and sketch, and she tried to learn how to sing opera. She had people come around to the house and teach her. She’s so vibrant and unapologetically full of life and never tried to hide it or pull back from it, which I really love about her.
She’s really inconsistent and very flawed, but I love that. I think that’s what’s been quite tricky to play her, being unashamedly flawed. I’m trying to make that likable. It’s really tricky, but it’s who she was, and it’s what makes her so marvelous,” she says.
Series star Jenna Coleman explores the iconic role of Queen Victoria. “It’s shocking to think, she was 18 on the day that she became queen.”
Victoria premieres on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS.
— PBS (@PBS) 13 dicembre 2016
Jenna explores Queen Victoria‘s upbringing, family life, and “vein of iron.”
Victoria premieres on Sunday, January 15th at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS.
— Masterpiece PBS (@masterpiecepbs) 3 gennaio 2017
Victoria will start in the USA (on PBS) in January. The series – with Jenna and Tom Hughes – it’s featured in the January issue of Vogue US. Digital scans have now been added to the gallery, be sure to check them out as it features a new beautiful photoshoot with the duo! Enjoy :)
And remember to follow the site on twitter @JennaColemanCom!
Jenna was in Cannes yesterday – October 17th – during the MipCom, to attend a Victoria photocall for promoting the show.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – The British royal drama —the biggest, and most ambitious of the numerous new series hoping to claim Downton Abbey’s ratings crown —has been snapped up by broadcasters worldwide as international TV market Mipcom kicks off.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment said it has closed deals for the series with more than 150 countries worldwide, including with Sky Germany, Spain’s Movistar and UTV Ireland. Victoria opened with a bang in the U.K., pulling 6.1 million viewers and a 30 percent share on its premiere on ITV, the highest share for a new drama on any channel in Britain this year.
ITV Studios are backing the series, which stars Jenna Coleman as a young Queen Victoria and Tom Hughes as Prince Albert, together with PBS’ Masterpiece. The British network has already commissioned a second season of the show from producers Mammoth Screen.
Masterpiece plans to bow the first season of Victoria next year in Downton Abbey’s former slot. (source)
Jenna looked so splendid wearing a Preen By Thornton Bregazzi dress with Aquazzura shoes. Several photos from the event have now been added to the gallery – but be sure to stay tuned on twitter @JennaColemanCom in case of more additions! Enjoy these for now :)