‘Doctor Who’ star Jenna Coleman to play Queen Victoria in new ITV drama

The actress took a selfie on the show's set

Former Doctor Who star Jenna Coleman is to play a young Queen Victoria in a new ITV drama.

The actress will take the lead in Victoria, which is currently being filmed.

Radio Times reports that Coleman took a selfie on the show’s set and posted it to her Instagram page. The picture shows her wearing blue contact lenses and in royal costume.

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The eight-part series will follow the Queen’s accession to the throne and her relationship and subsequent marriage to Prince Albert, played by Tom Hughes (The Game, Silk).

The first episode will clock in at 90 minutes, while the other seven will run to 60 minutes. There is no confirmed air date for the show as yet.

Last year, Coleman confirmed that she had filmed her last scenes for Doctor Who.

“I have left the TARDIS. It’s happened, I’ve filmed my last scenes,” she told Nick Grimshaw on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show this morning.

“It was emotional. It’s been in the works for a very long time. Steven [Moffat, executive producer] and I sat down a long time ago – a year, year and a half ago – and tried to work out the best place to do it and the best place in which to tell a really good story,” the actress explained.

“Hopefully that’s what we’ve done, I think it’s really really cool. Obviously we’re not going to give away any details but it will happen at some point this season.”

The actress, who has starred opposite Matt Smith’s 11th Doctor and Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor during her time on the show, went on to admit that her departure from the Cardiff-based series hasn’t really sunk in yet.

“I think I’m in denial. I really don’t feel like I’ve left. I think it’s because I still see Peter and Matt all the time. So I kind of believe I still have a key to the TARDIS, which I might do because I kind of stole it!” she said.