Jenna Coleman as Victoria (C) ITV

 

ITV have released the first image of Doctor Who actress Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) from their upcoming new series, Victoria.

The eight-part drama also features two stars from the worlds of Doctor Who.

The ambitious eight-part drama follows the early life of Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman), from her accession to the throne at the tender age of 18 through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. Victoria went on to rule for 63 years, and was our longest-serving monarch until she was overtaken by Elizabeth II on 9th September this year.

Rufus Sewell (Dark City) stars 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.

Jenna and Rufus are joined by Torchwood‘s Eve Myles and The Sarah Jane Adventures‘ Tommy-Lawrence Knight.

The series will open with a 90-minute episode, followed by 7 one-hour episodes.

Thanks to ITV.

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