First-look snaps of Jenna Coleman in new play, as Victoria returns to ITV

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Jenna Coleman attending the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2018 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in Covent Garden, London. Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment.
Jenna Coleman attending the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2018 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in Covent Garden, London. Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment.

Victoria fans will be glued to their TVs this Sunday night, as the third series of Daisy Goodwin’s royal drama starts on ITV. But the show’s star, Jenna Coleman, is already keeping busy with her next project, a production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, at London’s Old Vic Theatre.

The Doctor Who actress joins Hollywood stars Bill Pullman and Sally Field, as well as Merlin actor Colin Morgan in the revival, which is set to open this April.

The theatre released behind-the-scenes snaps of the cast having fun in rehearsal this week. Coleman is pictured laughing and smiling with both Field and Morgan on the shots.

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But that doesn’t mean that she’s forgotten her right royal role already, quite the contrary. Coleman and her co-star (and boyfriend) Tom Hughes, took to the Lorraine couch this week to talk about what lies ahead for the royal couple, and the discord that surfaces in their marriage in series 3.

It’s a turbulent time for both England and the couple’s marriage as they mature together. Coleman has spoken out about how she’s overjoyed that she has been allowed to grow up and older as the queen.

Read more: Jenna Coleman says it’s a joy to age alongside her Queen Victoria character

Coleman actually started her career on stage, as part of the In Yer Space theatre company in Blackpool, before being cast as Jasmine Thomas in Emmerdale. Her role as Clara Oswald in Doctor Who made her internationally known.

The diminutive actress has opened up about splitting her time between TV and the stage in the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar, which she graces the cover of this month.

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Victoria series 3 starts on ITV at 8pm this Sunday.