Who is Tom Hughes? Victoria star playing Prince Albert and co-star Jenna Coleman’s boyfriend

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TOM Hughes shot to fame following his portrayal of Prince Albert in ITV’s Victoria.

The hit ITV show has returned to our screens for a second series- here’s all you need to know about the handsome actor…

 Tom Hughes is an English actor

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Tom Hughes is an English actor

Who is Tom Hughes? What’s his background?

English actor Tom was born on April 18, 1985.

The hunky star was brought up in Chester, Cheshire, where he attended Upton-by-Chester High School.

He was a member of the Cheshire Youth Theatre and the Jigsaw Music Theatre Company.

He went on to graduate from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in acting.

Tom is best known for playing Prince Albert in ITV’s hugely popular TV series Victoria, about the life and times of Queen Victoria (played by Jenna Coleman).

What else has Tom Hughes been in apart from Victoria?

Tom has starred in a number of TV shows and films since his career began in 2o09.

His roles include Michael Rogers in Agatha Christie’s Marple, Jonty Millingden in the ITV drama Trinity, Chaz Jankel in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.

He also played Bruce Pearson in Ricky Gervais’ film Cemetery Junction.

In 2015 he played the lead role of Joe Lambe in the BBC Cold War drama The Game.

He also starred in 2017 series Paula.

 Tom played Bruce Pearson in Ricky Gervais' Cemetery Junction

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Tom played Bruce Pearson in Ricky Gervais’ Cemetery Junction

When can I watch Tom Hughes in Victoria?

Tom reprised his role as Prince Albert in Victoria series two.

The seventh episode of the new series airs tonight (Sunday, October 8) at 9.00pm on ITV. It will be competing against The Last Post on BBC One, Dragon’s Den on BBC Two and Electric Dreams on Channel 4.

The new series follows Victoria and Albert’s relationship as they become parents.

 Tom and Jenna Coleman star together in ITV's Victoria

Tom and Jenna Coleman star together in ITV’s Victoria

Is Tom Hughes dating Victoria co-star Jenna Coleman?

The Sun reported in September 2016 that Tom and Jenna have been secretly dating “for a year”.

The pair who play out the romance between Queen Victoria and her love Prince Albert on screen, have taken the drama into real life too.

A friend told The Mail on Sunday: “They’ve been together for months, on and off since last summer.

“Tom dumped his long-term girlfriend to be with Jenna.

Jenna Coleman returns as the Queen in trailer for second series of Victoria on ITV

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