‘Victoria’ casts Prince Albert
Tom Hughes (The Game, Dancing on the Edge) is confirmed to star as Prince Albert in ITV’s new 8-part drama Victoria.
The period drama, created and written by acclaimed novelist Daisy Goodwin, stars Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who, Death Comes to Pemberley) as the young Queen Victoria, from her accession to the throne at the tender age of 18 through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Hughes).
Tom will appear in the drama from episode 3, Prince Albert immediately makes an impression on the young queen, his first cousin. Although Victoria resisted attempts to rush her into marriage initially, her partnership with Albert was a success and they would ultimately produce nine children.
Tom Hughes said: “I’m delighted to be part of this project. Victoria and Albert’s story is one that not only had a lasting impact on this country’s history, but also provides a rich depth of material to create an engaging and powerful series. An historically informative, political, passionate love story. One that still feels relevant to modern life. Something that Daisy has captured perfectly with her scripts.”
Writer and executive producer, Daisy Goodwin commented: “Albert was described by one contemporary as the handsomest prince in Europe. We are very lucky to have Tom Hughes to play this complex and charismatic character, often called the greatest king we never had.”
The ensemble cast also features, Rufus Sewell, Alex Jennings, Paul Rhys, Peter Firth, Catherine Flemming, Eve Myles, Adrian Schiller, Nichola McAuliffe, Daniela Holtz, Nell Hudson, Tommy-Lawrence Knight, Nigel Lindsay and Alice Orr-Ewing.
Victoria is produced by Mammoth Screen, is currently filming on locations around the North of England.