THE cast and crew of acclaimed period drama Victoria are in Bradford today, filming in and around City Hall.

Actors from the hit ITV show, including Laurence Fox, were seen in costume in Centenary Square.

It’s not the only period drama filming in the city this week - as the Telegraph & Argus revealed, Sally Wainwright’s Gentleman Jack, a BBC drama about Halifax landowner Anne Lister, is currently shooting in Little Germany.

Actors including Suranne Jones have been spotted in Cater Street, and nearby properties are being used by cast and crew. And school drama Ackley Bridge filmed in City Park and Bradford College last week.

The third series of lavish royal drama Victoria, starring Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes, sees new cast members including John Sessions as Prime Minister John Russell and Olivier-award nominee Kate Fleetwood as Victoria’s mysterious sister Feodora, as well as Laurence Fox as charismatic Foreign Secretary Lord Palmerston. Starting in 1848, the third instalment enters a turbulent time for Europe and the Monarchy. With revolutions on the continent and the Chartist movement reaching its peak in London, Victoria is under pressure to leave London for her own safety.

Creator Daisy Goodwin said: “Victoria and Albert are the most famous couple of the 19th century, but underneath the united facade their relationship is at breaking point.”

Victoria is one of ITV’s most successful dramas; the first series was the channel’s highest rating drama of 2016 and it is also popular in America and has been sold to 189 countries.

David Wilson, director of Bradford City of Film, said: “Once again Bradford is living up to its film friendly reputation, hosting one of ITV’s top dramas. We’re experiencing such high volumes of production for a number of reasons, including the expertise of the Bradford Film Office team in helping to enable film shoots in the area. We also work closely with organisations such as Screen Yorkshire, who helped to fund this production, but we’ve also built good relationships with production crews, directors and producers who all speak very highly of filming in Bradford.”