‘New Tricks’ actor joins ‘Victoria’ cast for Season 2

Another guest star has been announced for the new season of Victoria.

Filming is currently underway on Season 2, which will see Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) and Tom Hughes (The Game) return as Victoria and Prince Albert for eight new episodes and a Christmas special.

Scottish actor Denis Lawson (Bleak House, Star Wars) will appear in scenes set and filmed at the historic Blair Castle in Perthshire, Scotland.

The New Tricks star will play the Duke of Atholl, who welcomes Victoria and Albert to the Scottish Highlands.

Lawson will be joined in Season 2 by a number of other guest stars, including Dame Diana Rigg (The Avengers), Martin Compston (Line of Duty), Emerald Fennell (Call the Midwife), Jo Stone-Fewings (The Hollow Crown), Leo Suter (Maleficent) and Michael Maloney (Paranoid).

Victoria launched in the UK last autumn and premiered in the US earlier this year.

Buy the Season 1 box set on Amazon here.

The second season is expected to air on Masterpiece on PBS in early 2018.