Nicole   /   01.15.2017   •  

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.

(Read the rest of the interview at the source)

Nicole   /   01.04.2017   •  

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.

Nicole   /   01.04.2017   •  

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.

Nicole   /   12.22.2016   •  

Yesterday night – December 21st – Jenna, together with her Victoria co-star Tom Hughes, attended a VIP screening of Sing Street hosted by Harvey Weinstein and Dominic West at The Soho Hotel in London.

Some photos from the event have now been added to the gallery thanks to my friend Emily! Remember to follow the site on twitter as well @JennaColemanCom. Enjoy!

Public Appearances > 2016 > December 21: VIP Screening of “Sing Street” [+7]
Nicole   /   12.21.2016   •  

Back on Tuesday, December 13th – Jenna and her Victoria co-star Tom Hughes – attended the Nordoff Robbins Carol Service 2016, where they (and other film and TV guests) did some festive reading.

Few photos from the event have been added to the gallery, visit www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk to know more about the event itself and their services!

Public Appearances > 2016 > December 13: Nordoff Robbins Carol Service 2016 [+3]