A landmark account of the life of one of history’s greatest monarchs, major new drama series Victoria stars an ensemble cast of award-winning talent, including Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) and Rufus Sewell (The Illusionist). Created and written by acclaimed novelist Daisy Goodwin, this lavish costume drama is the start of a landmark account of the life of one of history’s greatest monarchs.
With an ensemble cast of award-winning talent, envisaged as a multi-series Victoria draws on real-life events and the Queen’s own exhaustive diaries to paint a vivid portrait of her transformation from an impulsive eighteen-year- old to her early years as wife, mother and head of a global empire. A saga of interlocking circles, stretching from the upper echelons of the royal court to the below-stairs staff, this is a story of passionate affairs, power struggles and unrequited love, at the centre of which stands the new Queen - a strong, complex and wilful woman who must, somehow, become an enduring icon.
Victoria and Prince Albert begin to worry about their future together, when Victoria's efforts to secure Albert a settlement are rejected by parliament.
Albert is publicly humiliated by the Duke of Sussex threatening the royal couple's happiness.
Victoria is forced to consider who will be regent, further compounding the shock of her pregnancy.
A threat to Victoria's life leaves her in fear and she clashes with Albert as she attempts to preserve her independence.