Filming for Victoria season 3 kicks off

2018-05-24 09:52
 


Cape Town –  Filming for the third season of Victoria has begun.

The announcement and start of filming on Monday, 21 May marked Victoria Day - which is a Canadian holiday that is celebrated on the last Monday preceding 25 May in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday.

The new season sees critically-acclaimed actress Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) reprise her role as the young Queen, alongside Tom Hughes as Prince Albert.

Joining the leads, Laurence Fox has been confirmed to play charismatic and wayward Foreign Secretary Lord Palmerston, whilst Tony and Olivier Award nominee Kate Fleetwood will play Victoria’s mysterious sister Feodora, who makes an unexpected return into the Queen’s life.

In addition, actor and comedian John Sessions (The Loch) will also star as Prime Minister John Russell, whilst Lily Travers (Kingsman) will play the Duchess of Monmouth. Nicholas Audsley (The White Princess), David Burnett (The Mummy) and Emily Forbes (Endeavour) also join the cast as new characters.

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Starting in 1848, the third instalment of the lavish drama will depict 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.

“Victoria and Albert are the most famous couple of the nineteenth century, but underneath the united facade, their relationship is at breaking point and it is a struggle for mastery that neither side can win,” says creator Daisy Goodwin. 
 
The eight-part third season will broadcast on ITV Choice (DStv 123) in early 2019.

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