Victoria

Series 3 Starts Sunday 24th March on ITV

Critically acclaimed historical drama ‘Victoria’ returns to ITV for a third series with Jenna Coleman reprising her role as the young Queen, alongside Tom Hughes as the young Prince Albert.

Filmed in Yorkshire with support from Screen Yorkshire’s Film Office

Produced by Mammoth Screen as a co-production with Masterpiece, writer and producer Daisy Goodwin says that fans can expect “more drama than ever before” in the third season. Starting in 1848, the third instalment of the lavish drama depicts 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.

Praised for its opulent production values, Victoria has sold worldwide, making it one of ITV’s highest rated and most successful dramas. Filmed widely across Yorkshire, the production showcases Yorkshire’s rich portfolio of well-preserved stately homes and unique period locations.

Cast

Joining the leads, Laurence Fox (Lewis) plays charismatic and wayward Foreign Secretary Lord Palmerston, whilst Tony and Olivier Award nominee Kate Fleetwood (Harlots) takes the role of Victoria’s mysterious sister Feodora, who makes an unexpected return into the Queen’s life.

In addition, actor and comedian John Sessions (The Loch) stars as Prime Minister John Russell, whilst Lily Travers (Kingsman) plays the Duchess of Monmouth. Nicholas Audsley (The White Princess), David Burnett (The Mummy) and Sabrina Bartlett (Versailles) also join the cast as new characters.

Filming locations

Yorkshire has served the 19th century drama well, thanks to its huge range of historic homes and period location. Locations that are set to feature prominently in the third series include: Harewood House, Duncombe Park (standing in for the exteriors of Buckingham Palace), Newby Hall, Wentworth Woodhouse, Brodsworth Hall (the interiors of Osborne House; Queen Victoria’s cherished residence on the Isle of Wight), Carlton Towers, Bradford City Hall and Hull Old Town, which doubled for 19th century London. The beach at Flamborough Head stands in for Isle of Wight, with Temple Newsam also set to play a starring role alongside a range of historic York locations, such as Fairfax House, Merchant Adventurers Hall, King’s Manor (University of York), York Crown Court (featuring as Dublin City Hall) and The Eye of York. Additional locations that feature in series 1 and 2 include Castle Howard, Beverley Minster (as Westminster Abbey) and Whitby. Church Fenton Yorkshire Studios provided the base for the central Buckingham Palace set.

Thanks to Screen Yorkshire’s filming partners who supported Victoria Series 3: Hull City Council, East Riding Council, Leeds City Council, Bradford Film Office, Make It York & City of York Council.