Here Comes the Bride! Jenna Coleman Heads to the Altar In Beautiful Lace Gown and Floral Garland As She Films Royal Wedding Scenes For Her Queen Victoria TV Drama

Daily Mail, 25 February 2016
By Joanna Crawley

She's tackling an epic new role, playing Queen Victoria.

And as well as playing the monarch at the tender age of 18 as she ascended the throne, Jenna Coleman's anticipated new TV drama also follows the young Queen's marriage to Prince Albert.

The 29-year-old was spotted shooting wedding scenes with onscreen husband Tom Hughes in East Yorkshire this week, as work continued on the drama from acclaimed novelist Daisy Goodwin.

The actress was seen carrying a notebook, her phone and a bottle of water around the set, which has set up home at the stunning gothic church Beverley Minster in Yorkshire. Clearly taking note of portraits of the monarch on her wedding day in 1840, Jenna also had a beautiful white flower garland perched on top of her dark hair.

With a sweep of blusher on her cheeks and a glittering necklace and earrings, Jenna was ready for another long day on set.

Jenna's onscreen husband Tom Hughes was seen on set for the first time, looking dapper in full military costume for his role as Prince Albert. The rising British star kept himself entertained during the long day by listening to tunes through headphones.

In her first role since 'Doctor Who', Jenna plays the British monarch from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

BAFTA-nominated actor Rufus Sewell was also spotted on set, with the actor, who has himself played a royal on screen in the 2003 TV drama 'Charles II: The Power and The Passion', cast as Lord Melbourne, Victoria's first prime minister and close confidant.

The pair's friendship became a popular source of gossip that threatened to destabilise the Government angering both Tory and Whigs alike.

'Victoria' will begin with a 90-minute episode followed by seven one-hour episodes. The series has been created and written by acclaimed novelist Daisy Goodwin, in her screenwriting debut, who will also serve as executive producer alongside Dan McCulloch (Indian Summers) and Damien Timmer (Poldark). Torchwood star Eve Myles and The Sarah Jane Adventures actor Tommy-Lawrence Knight will also be joining the stellar line-up.

Speaking at the announcement of her role, Jenna gushed: 'I am delighted to be cast as Queen Victoria in this ambitious drama of her life. She is a vivid, strong, inspirational and utterly fascinating woman in British history and I can't wait to tell her story.'

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