Nicole • December 20, 2013

Jenna Coleman is going to be all over our TV screens this Christmas. The Doctor Who star has landed a new role on the BBC which couldn’t be more different from her character as the Doctor’s sidekick.

The 27 year old is set to appear in new three-part drama, ‘Death Comes To Pemberley,’ which airs on Boxing Day.

Jenna told Digital Spy: “It’s been lovely…It’s been very liberating. It’s nice to be able to [explore] a completely different period [and] a lovely role.”

‘Death Comes To Pemberley’ is a series set six years after Jane Austen’s ‘Pride And Prejudice,’ it is based on the novel by PD James. Jenna looked gorgeous on set as they filmed the new period drama in York.

Coleman went on to say: “[Austen’s book is] very rich and when something is as rich as that, you can do lots of adaptations and they can be completely different.”

The star recently won a TV Times Award for ‘Best Newcomer’ in 2013. It’s definitely turning out to be Jenna’s year! She joked to Digital Spy: “I’m going to be annoying a lot of people come Christmas…But my grandma will be very happy!”

But don’t worry Doctor Who fans, Jenna will still be starring in the Christmas special and new series of Doctor Who alongside the newest Time Lord, Peter Capaldi.

With Matt Smith’s exit upon us, Jenna Louise Coleman has revealed that the next series of doctor Who will be “different”.

Speaking to Digital Spy, the actress who made her official début on the show earlier this year, said: “It will be a different show next year. We have a bit of a gap before we start filming the new series, so I have time to get my head around it all.”

Jenna who plays character, Clara Oswald on the sci-fi series also told Digital Spy: “Me and Peter will get together before Christmas to start rehearsing and the scripts will start coming in.”

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