Torchwood and SJA Stars on Set of Jenna Coleman’s Victoria

We’ve always known this, but Doctor Who is everywhere. Stars from the show, and it’s sister shows (stable mates? running partners?) often go on to great careers afterwards. Victoria is a case in point – not only does it star our very own Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria, but we have Tommy Lawrence-Knight from the Sarah Jane Adventures and Eve Myles from Torchwood. A veritable cornucopia of ex-Who talent!

Never missing an opportunity for a selfie, Eve Myles has posted some lovely pictures with Tommy on Twitter.

As you can tell, she isn’t particularly shy and doesn’t take herself too seriously – anyone who has seen her on or off stage at a convention will testify to that!

It certainly has a good pedigree coming as it does from the creators of the recent incarnation of Poldark. Eve will be playing the Queen’s senior dresser, and Tommy will be a hall boy named Brodie. The seies will cover the years from her accession to the throne at the age of eighteen through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert three years later.

The series also have other actors in it, who you will no doubt be surprised to hear HAVEN’T appeared in Doctor Who! I know. Shocker! The series also stars Peter Firth, who was Harry Pearce in Spooks – but he’ll always be Scooper from Here Come the Double Deckers! to me! Firth plays the Duke of Cumberland alongside Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van) as Leopold I, King of Belgium, Catherine Flemming (No Place to Go) as the Duchess of Kent, Rufus Sewell (Parade’s End) as Lord Melbourne, Paul Rhys (Being Human) as Sir John Conroy, Adrian Schiller (Suffragette) as Penge, Nichola McAuliffe (Coronation Street) as the Duchess of Cumberland, Daniela Holtz (Phoenix, Der Verdacht) as Victoria’s governess and confidante Baroness Lehzen and Nell Hudson (Outlander) as Miss Skerrett.

I’ve long been a fan of Sewell’s work (especially Eleventh Hour, which was fab, and the truly fantastic alternate history series The Man in the High Castle) and often thought he’d be a good choice to play the Doctor. One can only hope that he gets the call one day! Mmmm… Chibs – if you’re reading this, give Rufus a call in a year or two, please!