I hope you’ve been enjoying Victoria on Masterpiece. It’s a fantastic story and could be the perfect salve (though, sadly, not a replacement) for those missing the likes of Downton Abbey. And lots of familiar faces, some well known, some a wee bit more obscure. Let’s meet a few.
Jenna Coleman stars in the title role as the young queen. She’s probably best known as Doctor Who companion Clara Oswald (although UNC-TV has yet to air those particular episodes). PBS viewers will have seen her playing Lydia Wickham in Death Comes To Pemberley and Rosie in Dancing On The Edge.
Rufus Sewell is Lord Melbourne. He played Will Ladislaw on a mid-90s Masterpiece Theatre presentation of Middlemarch. He was, more recently, Aurelio Zen on the Zen series which ran on Masterpiece Mystery.
Tom Hughes portrays Victoria’s beloved Prince Albert. Hughes was seen most recently as the troubled Julian in Dancing On The Edge and played Nick Slade on the legal drama Silk. Continue reading