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Victoria: Season 1 (2016)



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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When King William IV passes away, the throne is inherited by his niece Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent. She is pressurised by overpowering mother and advisor on what to do and how to act; however, she goes her own way and choses to rule in Buckingham Palace as Queen Victoria.


Rufus Sewell
as Lord Melbourne
Peter Firth
as Duke of Cumberland
Catherine H. Flemming
as Duchess of Kent
Daniela Holtz
as Baroness Louise Lehzen
Ferdinand Kingsley
as Charles Francatelli
Tom Hughes
as Prince Albert
Nigel Lindsay
as Sir Robert Peel
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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (13)

Sumptuous production - some historic liberties taken - and Coleman is terrific.

January 13, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

January 13, 2017 | Full Review…
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Coleman and Hughes make a captivating team. The passion invigorates a production too often fixated on pageantry and parties.

January 13, 2017 | Full Review…
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

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.

December 6, 2016 | Full Review…
New Statesman
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Coleman totally convinced as the pint-sized powerhouse, conveying Victoria's girlish volubility, vulnerability and iron will all at once.

December 5, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Top Critic

Viewers who find drama in such rarefied and archaic detail will find plenty to enjoy; others may wish for a little more spice.

February 8, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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