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Line of Duty star to appear in new series of Victoria!

He's going to look a lot different

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The first glimpse of Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria in the second series of hit drama Victoria has been unveiled to mark 198 years since the monarch was born.

Jenna was a regal success (Credit: ITV)

In a clip released by ITV, the Queen is seen witnessing the christening of her first-born child alongside husband Prince Albert (Tom Hughes) while the image shows the new parents with their baby.

The first series was a ratings and critical winner (Credit: ITV)

The first series of the drama was ITV’s highest rating drama of 2016 and has been received with critical acclaim across the globe.

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Victoria embracing motherhood (Credit: ITV)

Picking up six weeks after the first run, its follow up will see Victoria face new challenges both at home and abroad, establishing herself as a working mother and balancing her responsibilities as both parent and royalty.

However Albert will struggle to find a role for himself alongside his powerful wife as she returns to her duties.

The teaser clips follow the announcement that actress Dame Diana Rigg has joined the cast as the Queen’s new mistress of the robes, the Duchess of Bucchleuch.

Life is a lot different for the Monarch now (Credit: ITV)

Writer and series creator Daisy Goodwin explained: “Even though she reigned in the 19th Century, Victoria is a heroine for our times.

“In the next series she faces the very modern dilemma of how to juggle children with her husband and her job.

“As Victoria will discover, it’s hard to be a wife, a mother and ruler of the most powerful nation on Earth.”

Jenna at the launch of the first run (Credit: ITV)

Damien Timmer, of production company Mammoth Screen, has promised a series “packed full of extraordinary real life events, with constitutional crises, scandals at court and personal challenges aplenty for the Queen and Prince Albert”.

The teaser clips follow the announcement that actress Dame Diana Rigg has joined the cast as the Queen’s new mistress of the robes, the Duchess of Bucchleuch.

From one fight to another for LoD’s Martin (Credit: BBC)

Meanwhile Line Of Duty’s Martin Compston will make a guest appearance as social activist, Dr Robert Traill.

We can’t WAIT to see what he will look like out of that waistcoat!