‘Victoria’ – Series 2 First look!

While it’s a bit of a belated celebration of Victoria Day (Monday, 22 May), the anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birthday, the producers of the critically-acclaimed British drama from ITV have released the long-awaited first video trailer showing what audiences can expect when Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes return to ITV later this year for series […]

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Meet Victoria’s Lord M, Rufus Sewell

While a new generation of viewers have just recently discovered Rufus Sewell either as Lord M on Victoria or as Obergruppenführer Smith in The Man in the High Castle, most PBS viewers will recognize him as the Italian detective, Aurelio Zen, in the Masterpiece presentation of Zen. Based on the detective novels by Michael Dibdin, the BBC […]

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That look the moment you’re told you are now Queen of England

It’s the true definition of drama the instant a young 18-year-old Victoria is told she will be crowned Queen of England. That brief ‘dear in the headlights’ moment when she finds out that her Uncle, King William IV, has died and begins to grasp the concept that she’ll be the next Sovereign is recreated brilliantly by series star, […]

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First extended look at ‘Victoria’ — coming January 2017 to PBS

Come January 2017, Downton Abbey fans who will still be in denial over the end of the most-watched drama in PBS’ history will be saying ‘all hail Victoria’ when PBS premieres Victoria as part of the Masterpiece series. Jenna Coleman, who has spent the last several years jetting around the galaxy in a blue police box that’s bigger on […]

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‘That is a wrap’ declares Jenna Coleman as filming ends on ‘Victoria’

Filming has ended on Victoria. The 8-part series, which stars the former Doctor Who companion and is being hailed as the heir apparent to Downton Abbey, will premiere ITV later this year and on PBS in January 2017. Series 1 will follow a young Victoria from the time she becomes queen in 1837 at the age of 18, through her courtship and marriage to […]

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A Zen moment for PBS begins Sunday on Masterpiece

Rufus Sewell stars as Aurelio Zen, a Venetian detective who possesses “an unfortunate reputation for honesty“. As you can imagine, this presents a challenge in the somewhat morally complicated world of the Italian police. A doubly hard existence especially when you are in Rome and are Venetian. Based on author Michael Dibdin’s international best-selling Italian detective […]

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