ITV has started with the production on the third season of their epic saga VICTORIA which will be set in 1848 a turbulent and uncertain time for both Europe and the monarchy. With revolutions on the continent and the Chartist movement reaching its peak in London, Victoria is under pressure from the government to leave London for her own safety. Laurence Fox is the new foreign minister!MEET THE NEW CAST!
ITV has also revealed new cast members! If you were in tears after Leo Sutter‘s character was killed in the last season finale, do not despair, a new hunk is arriving to the court: Laurence Fox will play Lord Palmerston, the
Lily Travers and David Burnett are the new additions at the court!
wayward Foreign Secretary! Kate Fleetwood will portray Feodora, Victoria’s mysterious sister who makes an unexpected return into the Queen’s life. The eight episode season three has also added John Sessions as Prime Minister
Kate Fleetwood and Nicholas Audsley have also joined the cast
John Russell, Lily Travers as the Duchess of Monmouth, Nicholas Audsley, David Burnett and Emily Forbes to the cast. The series will air this Autumn in UK and probably next spring on PBS in USA.
VICTORIA epic series released today to celebrate Victoria’s Day. It shows a scene from the
christening of Victoria’s (Jenna Coleman) and prince Albert’s (Tom Hughes) first child that was born at the end of the first season.
The second season will see her expand her family with new babies (she had nine kids in total) while trying to balance family life with her royal duties in mid 1800’s. Prince Albert is, meanwhile, still struggling to find a suitable role for himself in their marriage and in the kingdom. VICTORIA will also face the Irish potato blight of 1845, where more than a million people died and people hated her calling her the famine queen cause she donated just 2000 pounds. When it returns this Autumn, with eight episodes plus a two hour Christmas special, VICTORIA will also have some new actors in the cast, Diana Rigg as the new Duchess at court and Victoria’s new Mistress of the Robes and Martin Compston to name two. David Oakes returns as everybody’s favourite charmer Prince Earnest, Albert’s brother.
Writer and executive producer, Daisy Goodwin added: “Albert was described by one contemporary as the handsomest prince in Europe. We are very lucky to have Tom Hughes to play this complex and charismatic character, often called the greatest king we never had.”
Hughes will appear in Victoria from the third episode, in which Prince Albert immediately makes an impression on the young queen, his first cousin. Although Victoria resisted attempts to rush her into marriage initially, her partnership with Albert was a success and they would ultimately produce nine children.
The cast also includes Eve Myles (Torchwood) as the Queen’s senior dresser, Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van) as Leopold I, King of Belgium, Peter Firth (Spooks) as the Duke of Cumberland, Catherine Flemming (No Place to Go) as the Duchess of Kent, Rufus Sewell (Parade’s End) as Lord Melbourne, Paul Rhys (Being Human) as Sir John Conroy, Adrian Schiller (Suffragette) as Penge, Nichola McAuliffe (Coronation Street) as the Duchess of Cumberland, Daniela Holtz (Phoenix, Der Verdacht) as Victoria’s governess and confidante Baroness Lehzen, Nell Hudson (Outlander) as Miss Skerrett and Tommy-Lawrence Knight (The Sarah Jane Adventures) as the hall boy, Brodie.
Victoria began filming around the North of England in October and will air on ITV in 2016.