Slideshow: Victoria Characters
Get your first look at some of
Victoria's key characters in this exclusive slideshow, before the series premiere Sunday, January 15th, at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE. From a distinguished confidante, to a lady's maid with a secret, discover some of the series' most colorful characters then share your enthusiasm on social media using #VictoriaPBS.
Lord Melbourne - Rufus Sewell
Called "Lord M" in the young Queen's diaries, Melbourne acted as Victoria's private secretary and prime minister during her swift ascent to the throne. But could this confidante also be a first crush?
Mrs. Jenkins - Eve Myles
This severe, no-nonsense senior dresser rules the downstairs with an iron fist and wry sense of humor.
Sir Robert Peel - Nigel Lindsay
The Tory Party leader stands in opposition to Victoria's friend (and Whig Party member) Lord Melbourne, and his uncompromising personality ensures a rocky relationship with Her Majesty. Can the pair change their tune and think of England?
Duchess of Kent - Catherine Flemming
As a German princess in a foreign land, the Queen's mother struggles to find her place in a strange world, complicated by her daughter "Drina"'s rise to power.
Charles Francatelli - Ferdinand Kingsley
Part chef, part chocolatier, part culinary mastermind--the real Francatelli authored several groundbreaking Victorian cookbooks.
Queen Victoria - Jenna Coleman
World, meet Victoria! The energetic, passionate teenage Queen is a far-cry from the gloomy matron now associated with her name. With a fiery temper, a strong will, and a bold vision for her country, she's ready to take England by storm.
Duke of Cumberland - Peter Firth
Victoria's uncle Ernest may be king in his own right (of Germany's Hanover), but he's none too happy about his niece's rise to power.
Miss Skerrett - Nell Hudson
Though assistant dresser Miss Skerrett's skill and education earn her a place in the Queen's service, her secret past may soon threaten it.
Dash - Tori
Victoria's best friend is someone who has never left her side: her lovable dog, Dash.
Prince Albert - Tom Hughes
Pragmatic and composed--Albert's reserved approach has earned him the nickname "The Clockwork Prince." He is the preferred suitor for Victoria, but their clashing personalities makes for a difficult courtship. Are they doomed from the start, or can opposites attract?
Sir John Conroy - Paul Rhys
Sir John is the trusted advisor of Victoria's mother, and his control of her household has left the young Queen with nothing but resentment for him.
Lady Flora Hastings - Alice Orr-Ewing
As a lady-in-waiting to Victoria's mother, Lady Flora made an accidental enemy when she cooperated with Sir John Conroy--who Victoria loathes. Flora's family connections to the Tory party make her a dangerous foe; just how far will the Queen take her distaste?