Queen Victoria quickly became a historically influential leader when she assumed the English throne in 1838, and now she’s coming to MASTERPIECE. Her unlikely coronation led to social and economic change which she navigated with intelligence, grace, and charm. Her natural ability to lead secured her popularity among subjects – but it wasn’t always easy.
Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) stars in the brand-new drama Victoria on MASTERPIECE. Esteemed fellow cast members include Rufus Sewell (The Man in the High Castle) as Lord Melbourne – friend and father figure to Victoria, Tom Hughes (Dancing on the Edge) as the dapper Prince Albert, and Alex Jennings (Churchill’s Secret) as Leopold I, the queen’s earnest uncle. Victoria follows the offbeat young Queen as she becomes one of the most powerful rulers in the world – navigating national crises and finding romance.
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Don’t miss the series premiere of Victoria on MASTERPIECE January 15, 2017 at 9PM!