Laurence Fox and Kate Fleetwood Added to Cast of Victoria
Acclaimed Actors Join Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes for Third Season of the MASTERPIECE on PBS Hit Drama
May 21, 2018: As filming begins on the highly anticipated third season of the royal drama Victoria, MASTERPIECE and ITV have announced that Laurence Fox (Inspector Lewis) and Kate Fleetwood (Harlots) will join the cast. The announcement and start of filming mark Victoria Day, the anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birthday.
Produced by Mammoth Screen as a co-production with MASTERPIECE, and created by writer and producer Daisy Goodwin, the new season sees critically-acclaimed actress Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) reprise her role as the young Queen, alongside Tom Hughes (Dancing on the Edge) as Prince Albert.
Laurence Fox has been confirmed to play the charismatic and wayward Foreign Secretary Lord Palmerston, while Tony and Olivier Award-nominee Kate Fleetwood will play Victoria’s mysterious sister Feodora, who makes an unexpected return into the Queen’s life.
In addition, actor and comedian John Sessions (Outlander) will also star as Prime Minister John Russell, while Lily Travers (Kingsman) will play the Duchess of Monmouth. Nicholas Audsley (The White Princess), David Burnett (The Mummy) and Emily Forbes (Endeavour) also join the cast as new characters.
Starting in 1848, the third installment of the lavish drama will depict a turbulent and uncertain time for both Europe and the monarchy. With revolutions on the continent and the Chartist movement reaching its peak in London, Victoria is under pressure from the government to leave London for her own safety.
Creator Daisy Goodwin said, “Victoria and Albert are the most famous couple of the nineteenth century, but underneath the united facade, their relationship is at breaking point and it is a struggle for mastery that neither side can win.”