ITV drama starring Doctor Who’s Jenna Coleman to film on York streets

Queen Victoria, as portrayed by Jenna Coleman in the recent ITV series. Photograph: ITV
5 Nov 2015 @ 6.05 pm
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She made a big impression the last time she was here in front of the cameras.

And time travelling actor Jenna Coleman could be back on York’s streets on Friday (November 6) filming her latest costume drama.

Jenna, the former Emmerdale star who became internationally renowned playing Clara Oswald in Doctor Who, is the lead in ITV’s new series Victoria.

Charting the life of the young Queen Victoria, the eight-part series is made by Mammoth Screen, the company behind the hit resurrection of Poldark.

Much of the seven-month shoot is taking place at The Yorkshire Studios at Church Fenton, between York and Leeds.

Roads closed for the cameras

Jenna on College Screen in July 2013
Jenna on College Screen in July 2013

The filming comes to York on Friday and Saturday (November 6 and 7).

Ogleforth, Chapter House Street, College Street and Deangate will be closed to traffic from 6pm on the Friday till midnight on the Saturday to allow the filming to take place.

No word on whether young Victoria herself will be there. But Jenna knows our old city well, having spent some time here in summer 2013, filming Death Comes To Pemberley.

Victoria follows Queen Victoria from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18, through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Victoria went on to rule for 63 years, and was our longest serving monarch until she was overtaken by the present Queen on September 9 this year.