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2017 — Season 2
Jenna as Queen Victoria
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 :)
Back on Tuesday night – October 13th – Jenna attended the “In Conversation” event with Tiffany & Co. in their London store with Nicky Yates (ES Magazine Fashion Director).
Sadly there are no official photos from the event, but I was able to recover some from various instagram and twitter and I’ve added to the gallery. Is such a pity ’cause she looked so great! Enjoy these for now, and maybe some will appear in the next few days!
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HD screencaps from episode 8 – the season finale – of Victoria Young England have now been added to the gallery.
The second season will air next year, and apparently there’s also a Christmas Special in the works! But always for 2017. So glad for Jenna! She’s been amazing and can’t wait to see her playing this Queen again!
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Television Series > 2016 – Queen Victoria > HD Screencaps > 1×08 – Young England [+871]
THE EVENING STANDARD – Jenna Coleman has gushed over her Victoria co-star Tom Hughes, saying there is no actor more “perfect” for the role of Prince Albert.
The pair play husband and wife in the ITV period drama which follows the reign of Queen Victoria from her coronation at 18 through to her marriage to the German Prince, with whom she had nine children.
Coleman revealed Hughes was her first choice for the role and praised the way he “metamorphosizes” into Albert.
Speaking to Standard Online she said: “The producers and I came up with an ideal Albert, and [Hughes] was the top of everyone’s list. There isn’t anybody more perfect for the part.”
The actress said she was initially apprehensive about working closely with him.
“We’ve been friends for six or seven years now,” she said. “Working with a friend you never know what it’s going to be like, but we’ve always got the same ideas so it just works. He just metamorphosizes into Albert. I just see Albert and not Tom at all. He’s a really clever actor.”
Coleman also opened up about her “charismatic” co-star Rufus Sewell, who plays her Prime Minister and friend Lord Melbourne, and said she would love him to reprise his role for series two.
She said: “It was amazing working with Rufus Sewell. The two of us laughed our way through filming. We’ve formed a really lovely friendship from it. I’d love Lord Melbourne to stay alongside Lord Albert, but unfortunately she can’t have both in her life – and anyway [Sewell] has to go back to playing a Nazi in The Man in the High Castle.”
Coleman said taking on the famous monarch was “daunting” – which was made more challenging by the costumes and side saddlling.
“I did the horse riding from scratch,” she said. “Side saddling is tough and so is waltzing. It changes your breathing. I was in one for so long you forget how unforgiving they are. But when Victoria fell pregnant I could get comfier in a latex bump instead of a corset.”
The actress moved to Victoria immediately after wrapping up Doctor Who, and said she is still trying to “digest” the attention around her.
“Doctor Who was like a sprite train that you jump on,” she said. “It’s a wonderful experience – but not a normal one. I think that will take a bit of time to digest.” (source)
Jenna attended the New York Comic Con these past two days (Tuesday, October 06 and Friday October 07), where she did autographs sessions, photo ops and a panel, on Friday, called “Tales from the TARDIS” – together with her former Doctor Who co-stars and friends Matt Smith and Alex Kingston.
Photos from the autograph session but mostly from the panel have now been added to the gallery! Thanks to Emily for helping with the HQs! Enjoy the additions and remember to follow the site twitter as well @JennaColemanCom
Public Appearances > 2016 > October 06: New York Comic Con Day 1 – Autographs [+5]