Tom to star alongside our Jenna as prince

Tom Hughes is set to star alongside Blackpool's Jenna Coleman

Tom Hughes is set to star alongside Blackpool's Jenna Coleman

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The Game’s Tom Hughes has been cast as Prince Albert alongside Blackpool actress Jenna Coleman in new ITV series Victoria.

Hughes will star alongside Coleman in the eight-part drama which documents the early life of Queen Victoria, who will be portrayed by Coleman.

Victoria and Albert’s story is one that not only had a lasting impact on this country’s history, but also provides a rich depth of material to create an engaging and powerful series

Tom Hughes

She will play a young Queen Victoria after her ascension to the throne at the age of 18 and the series will follow her through her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Hughes said: “Victoria and Albert’s story is one that not only had a lasting impact on this country’s history, but also provides a rich depth of material to create an engaging and powerful series.”

Other names already confirmed include Bafta-nominated Rufus Sewell, Da Vinci’s Demons star Paul Rhys, Broadchurch’s Eve Myles and Spooks’ Peter Firth.

Jenna left Doctor Who last month after joining the cast of Victoria.