Critic Consensus: Strong performances by Jenna Coleman and Rufus Sewell hint at Downton-esque potential for Victoria, but the narrative falls just shy of that soapy mark.
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as Lord Melbourne
as Duke of Cumberland
as Duchess of Kent
as Baroness Louise Lehzen
as Charles Francatelli
as Prince Albert
as Sir Robert Peel
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Sumptuous production - some historic liberties taken - and Coleman is terrific.
Coleman, fitted with blue contact lenses that make her eyes pop (in a good way), makes an enchanting young queen, and Sewell gives off more heat than any prime minister has a right to.
Coleman and Hughes make a captivating team. The passion invigorates a production too often fixated on pageantry and parties.
Victoria was written and "created" by Daisy Goodwin, and although her dialogue offends me less than Julian Fellowes's, there is still something irritatingly wishful about the way she has organised her narrative.
Coleman totally convinced as the pint-sized powerhouse, conveying Victoria's girlish volubility, vulnerability and iron will all at once.
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