Archive for the ‘Mini Series: Victoria’ Category

Updated the gallery adding a new Victoria promotional image, few new behind the scenes photos and production stills from episode 3 and 4 of the drama. Thanks to Far Far Away from most of the additions!

Be sure to check them and enjoy!

Television Series > 2016 – Queen Victoria > Promotional Images [+1]
Television Series > 2016 – Queen Victoria > Behind the Scenes [+9]
Television Series > 2016 – Queen Victoria > Production Stills > Episode 3 [+22]
Television Series > 2016 – Queen Victoria > Production Stills > Episode 4 [+10]
Nicole   /   08.30.2016   •  

Updated the gallery adding several Victoria related digital scans. Of her interview and photoshoot with The Guardian, and from Radio Times and TV Times (August 27 – September 02 issues). Enjoy them!

Magazine Scans & Clippings > TV Times (August 27 – September 02, 2016) [+5]
Magazine Scans & Clippings > Radio Times (August 27 – September 02, 2016) [+6]
Magazine Scans & Clippings > The Guardian (August 20, 2016) [+12]
Nicole   /   08.23.2016   •  

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!

Television Series > 2016 – Queen Victoria > Production Stills > Episode 1 Stills [+47]
Television Series > 2016 – Queen Victoria > Production Stills > Episode 2 Stills [+14]
Nicole   /   08.23.2016   •  

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)

Nicole   /   08.22.2016   •  

DEADLINEVictoria, 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)