Who is Jenna Coleman, how old is The Cry star and is the actress dating Victoria co-star Tom Hughes?

Who is Jenna Coleman, how old is The Cry star and is the actress dating Victoria co-star Tom Hughes?

April 28, 2019

FROM assisting Doctor Who to playing the most powerful woman in the world Victoria, Jenna Coleman has definitely proved what a versatile actress she is.

The Blackpool beauty has starred in everything from Captain America to Emmerdale. Here's all you need to know…

How old is Jenna and what roles has she had?

Jenna, 32, was born on April 27, 1986.

She grew in Blackpool and was a member of the theatre company Yer Space while at school.

While auditioning for drama schools, Coleman landed the part of Jasmine Thomas in Emmerdale in 2005.

She was nominated for numerous awards at the British Soap Awards and the National Television Awards during her time at the soap.

Jenna left the dales to play "hard girl" Lindsay James in Waterloo Road.

In 2011, she made her feature film debut in Captain America: The First Avenger and in March 2012 it was announced that she would be the companion of the Eleventh Doctor – Matt Smith.

She left the BBC series to take on the role of Victoria in the new ITV drama.

What have Jenna's costars said about her?

Jenna Coleman gets treated like a real queen on set according to her new co-star.

Kate Fleetwood makes her debut as Victoria's half-sister Feodora tonight as series three begins and admitted Jenna "sets a really high bar" for the cast.

"Jenna is a great leader. She is supremely prepared, organised, professional. She sets a really high bar for everybody," Kate said.

She continued: "She totally pulls it off. Jenna has a huge amount of authority.

"She’s definitely the monarch but she has such humility as well. I have really enjoyed watching her work and learning from her."

Jenna is in a real-life relationship with Tom Hughes, 32, the actor who plays Victoria’s husband Prince Albert.

But co-star Kate insists they are strictly professional on set.

"They are professional and you wouldn’t really know… no one brings their personal lives on set," she said.

Is she dating Tom Hughes?

Rumours started swirling last year that Jenna and Tom had started dating off camera and had kept their relationship a secret for a year.

It's believed Tom broke up with his long-term girlfriend to be with Jenna, who has he first met BBC2's Dancing On The Edge four years ago.

It is believed the real-life couple will have multiple sex scenes in the upcoming series but Jenna says their important to the story.

She told Radio Times: "I think sex was a huge part of their relationship.

"They were a young couple, completely and utterly in love, who went on to have nine children.

"Albert to her was a hero, she adored him, and sex was a huge part of that."


When is the third series of Victoria on TV?

Season three of Victoria continues TONIGHT (April 28, 2019) at 9pm on ITV

The show has already started airing in the US, much to the UK fans disappointment.

Starting in 1848, the third instalment of the lavish drama will depict a turbulent and uncertain time for both Europe and the monarchy.

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