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Nicole • May 08, 2019

THE TIMES “I have no idea what I’m doing,” says Jenna Coleman of making her belated professional stage debut in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. OK, in part this is self- deprecation: the 33-year-old star of three seasons of Victoria, three seasons of Doctor Who and all sorts of other acclaimed television shows over the past ten years is chuckling as she says it. She knows the reviews have been good, knows the show gets standing ovations at the Old Vic every night.

It’s also a sincere suggestion that she feels as if she has been winging it all her professional life. When she was in her teens in Blackpool, beavering away in a touring theatre company set up by an enterprising teacher at her school, she thought she knew how her career would go. Drama school, small parts here and there, a steadily growing confidence and profile to match it. Instead, first she was rejected by drama schools, then she was scooped up for a role in Emmerdale. And Emmerdale led to pretty much uninterrupted, high-profile television work for the next 15 years.

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Nicole • April 10, 2019

STELLA MAGAZINE – As Jenna Coleman returns to our screens as Queen Victoria, she talks to Guy Kelly about setting up home with her on- and off-screen consort, extending her realm to the London stage, and why she loves playing pregnant

It’s hardly surprising – after playing her through seven children, three prime ministers, a war, a famine, a cholera outbreak, an assassination attempt and a coronation – that occasionally, as Jenna Coleman goes about modern life, she finds herself thinking, ‘What would Queen Victoria do?’

‘I really do. She was very up on everyone else’s business. When she was young, she kept a journal knowing it would be read, and some of the entries are literally just, “Woke up at nine, dinner…

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Check the beautiful photoshoot of Jenna for Stella Magazine in our gallery and enjoy!


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Nicole • March 04, 2019

HARPER’S BAZAAR UK – Just standing in Queen Victoria’s bed chamber in Kensington Palace, two centuries after she was born here, I feel swept back in time – little seems to have changed. The floor-to-ceiling windows still look out over green fields and water as far as the eye can see; the floral wallpaper, while not the original, was chosen by Queen Mary to reflect it.

Oddest of all, in this same building, a clutch of dukes, duchesses and princesses, not to mention Prince William and his young family, are co-existing more or less happily in what must surely be the world’s most aristocratic apartment block. A Jacobean mansion, originally extended by Christopher Wren for William and Mary, it is conveniently located a stone’s throw from the buses and boutiques of Kensington High Street.

This was, most famously, the home of Diana, Princess of Wales, becoming a place of pilgrimage after her fatal car crash in 1997, with mourners coming from around the globe to add their tributes to the sea of bouquets piled up before its gates. (Subsequently, her apartment was stripped of its furnishings and left as a shell for years; no wonder when Prince William decided to make his own home there, he chose Princess Margaret’s former apartments instead.)

At the moment, however, my attention is focused on the young woman who has just entered the room, escorted by a retinue of security guards, dressers and ladies-in-waiting. She’s tiny as a fairy and exquisitely dressed in full-length brocade and twinkling diamonds… Only the trace of Lancashire in Jenna Coleman’s low voice dispels the illusion that the monarch has returned in person to her childhood home.

These are difficult times for ardent republicans, with both The Crown and Victoria drawing huge audiences across the globe. In the case of Victoria, the series’ appeal is down to a combination of Coleman’s beguiling portrayal and Daisy Goodwin’s lively script, which have together comprehensively recast the Queen’s image. Rather than the dour, repressive widow whose matronly form is immortalised in municipal statuary across her former empire, we are admitted into the presence of a youthful, beautiful and deliciously impulsive creature, whose struggles to ‘have it all’ – an all-consuming job, time with her young family and a meaningful relationship with a spouse whose own ego is threatened by her status – seem utterly contemporary.

This appealing interpretation is no mere populist fantasy, though with her wide hazel eyes, dramatic brows and delicate features, Coleman is a good deal prettier than Victoria ever was. She is impressively dedicated to portraying the role as accurately as possible, goes to Kensington Palace “whenever I can”, and obsessively scours biographies and the Queen’s own diaries for clues to her personality. Queen Victoria’s own drawings are her favourite source of inspiration. “You really feel that you are seeing the world through her eyes. Everything else has been edited – even her diaries, which were cut by her daughter.”

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Nicole • January 11, 2019

WWD – Around this time last year, British actress Jenna Coleman was aboard a plane to Australia. “With the most amount of fear,” she adds.

Coleman was en route to film the mystery BBC miniseries “The Cry,” which debuted in the fall of 2018. “What’s been most amazing is the speculation,” she says of reaction to the show and the accompanying whodunit around a mother and her missing child. “The worst thing in the world would be a really obvious psychological thriller that doesn’t keep people guessing; that doesn’t have secrets.”

Coleman’s had little time to catch her breath since that plane ride — a day after wrapping “The Cry,” she was back in character as Queen Victoria for the third season of “Victoria,” which premieres Jan. 13. There’s been a lot of filming, a lot of press, and as Coleman puts it, “It’s been a real freight train of a year.”

“To be honest, each project that you start feels quite scary, always feels like a bit of a mountain in a way in terms of: how on earth do I get to know who the real Queen Victoria was? And how on earth do I play a grieving mother going through the most unimaginable circumstances in a way that can lend itself to a thriller where you have to play the truth, but never give the truth?”

The answer for Coleman is a lot of research channeled through intuition. At the end of the second season of “Victoria,” her character had already become a mother to three children, with four more “on the way.”

“The feeling we left them with was ‘we’re no longer children anymore, are we?’” she says, describing the dynamic with her onscreen husband Prince Albert, played by her real-life partner Tom Hughes. “And then we pick up this season and it’s like: jump cuts, so many years [have passed], they have seven children now, they’ve been married 10 years. And so she herself is older and looking at [the question] how do we age?”

While the 32-year-old brunette has no personal experience as a mother to draw from, Coleman still had a deep pool of maternal proclivities to tap into for both “The Cry” and the upcoming season of “Victoria,” and in a way, her portrayals benefited from her explorations of the other one.

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Nicole • January 10, 2019

Yesterday Jenna was guest at BUILD Series New York, where she talked about the upcoming third season of Victoria – which will air on Masterpiece PBS from Sunday January 13.

For the occasion Jenna wore a printed velvet dress by Chloé Pre-Fall 2019 collection with a Chloé C shoulder bag in red/burgundy patent-leather always from Pre-fall 2019 collection and Chloè snakeskin boots in black (thanks to Jenna Coleman Closet for the infos!).

Photos from the appearance have now been added to the gallery, and her complete interview can be seen in the video below. Enjoy!


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One of the highest-rated dramas on PBS in 20 years, “Victoria‘s” premiere season was hailed as a “gem” by The Hollywood Reporter and a “breakout hit” by Harpers Bazaar. In 1837, a diminutive, neglected teenager is crowned Queen Victoria, navigates the scandal, corruption, and political intrigues of the Court, and soon rises to become the most powerful woman in the world. “Victoria” stars Jenna Coleman (“Doctor Who”) as Queen Victoria in a series that follows the drama of the candid, spirited monarch who was perhaps the first woman to seem to have it all.