ITV’s global hit ‘Victoria’, starring Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who, Death Comes to Pemberley, Dancing on the Edge) as a young Queen Victoria, follows the early life of Queen Victoria from her accession to the throne at the tender age of 18 through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.
Church Fenton Studios was the production base for the lavish period drama, hosting around half of the Yorkshire shoot, ‘Victoria’ also filmed at many of Yorkshire’s rich portfolio of stately homes and period locations, including; Harewood House, Newby Hall, Castle Howard, Temple Newsam, Allerton Castle, Beverley Minster, Bramham Park, Carlton Towers, Wentworth Woodhouse, Whitby Pier, York City Centre.
BAFTA-nominated actor Rufus Sewell (The Man in the High Castle, Parade’s End, The Pillars of the Earth) is cast alongside Jenna starring as Lord Melbourne, Victoria’s first prime minister. The two immediately connected and their intimate friendship became a popular source of gossip that threatened to destabilise the Government – angering both Tory and Whigs alike. Tom Hughes (The Game, Dancing on the Edge, Silk) will star as Prince Albert.
Jenna, Rufus and Tom are joined by a stellar ensemble cast including Paul Rhys (The Assets, Borgia, Being Human) as Sir John Conroy, Peter Firth (Spooks, Undeniable, World Without End) as the Queen’s conniving uncle the Duke of Cumberland and Catherine Flemming (Simones Labyrinth, No Place to Go) plays the Duchess of Kent, Queen Victoria’s mother.
‘Victoria’ is made by Mammoth Screen, producers of Poldark (BBC One) and Endeavour (ITV), and the series is created and written by acclaimed novelist Daisy Goodwin, in her screenwriting debut. Daisy serves as executive producer alongside Dan McCulloch (Endeavour, Indian Summers) and Mammoth Screen’s managing director Damien Timmer (Parade’s End, Poldark). Tom Vaughan (Doctor Foster, He Knew He Was Right, Starter for Ten) directs the first three episodes and Paul Frift (Doctor Who, That Day We Sang, Room at the Top) produces the landmark series.
Series 3 is coming soon for 2019..