Doctor Who star Jenna Coleman materialises in York

Scarlet woman: Jenna Coleman on the Death Comes To Pemberley set in St William's College. Photos: YorkMix
30 Jul 2013 @ 12.36 pm
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Scarlet woman: Jenna Coleman on the Death Comes To Pemberley set in St William's College. Photos: YorkMix
Scarlet woman: Jenna Coleman on the Death Comes To Pemberley set outside St William’s College. Photos: YorkMix

The film shoot which has brought straw, muck, chickens and more than one horse into the heart of York today delivered its first international star.

Jenna Coleman stepped away from the shadow of the Tardis and into the sunshine of College Street as filming continued for the BBC Christmas blockbuster Death Comes To Pemberley.

Miss Coleman plays the role of Lydia Wyckham. In the original book by PD James, which develops a new story around the characters of Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice, Lydia’s husband is killed, shattering the peace of Pemberley.

Crowds of locals and visitors have been gathering around College Green to watch the filming take place. In her striking red coat with gold detail and riding hat, they could not fail to spot Miss Coleman, who first came to national prominence as Jasmine Thomas in Emmerdale.

Death Comes To Pemberley is supported by Screen Yorkshire, and has also filmed scenes at the Treasurer’s House in York, as well as Castle Howard and Harewood House.

The Doctor Who star steps back in time for her role as  Lydia Wyckham
The Doctor Who star steps back in time for her role as Lydia Wyckham
Getting about York the old way
Getting about York the old way
Two actors, six legs…
Two actors, six legs…
Lounging in the doorway
Lounging in the doorway
Three women, one man, one chicken
Three women, one man, one chicken
Ancient and modern come together
Ancient and modern come together