Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Cameras Capture a Right Royal Drama

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Cameras Capture a Right Royal Drama

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Byline: KEANE DUNCAN keane.duncan@trinitymirror.com @keanedunk

FILM crews are back in Hartlepool to film the highly-anticipated second series of ITV drama Victoria.

Dozens of crew members and actors were down at the town's marina yesterday, where the National Museum of the Royal Navy recreated a Napoleonic sea port.

Film trailers from a company called Movie Makers filled the museum car park, off Marina Way, and extras in period costume could be seen stopping for a lunch break between takes.

It is not known if the show's stars Jenna Coleman, who plays Victoria, and Tom Hughes, who plays Prince Albert, were on set.

But a team of four stunt horse riders from Milton Keynes-based company The Devil's Horseman could be seen dressed as French soldiers and tucking into pies.

And a troop of extras were spotted as they headed from film trucks back to the water's edge, where large French flags were draped from the PSS Wingfield Castle.

Victoria is made by production company Mammoth Screen and was recommissioned for a second series after becoming ITV's top-rated drama of the year with an average of 7.7 million viewers.

Picking up six weeks after the first series ended, the second instalment establishes Victoria as a working mother, learning to balance her responsibilities as both parent and Queen. …

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