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'Doctor Who' Jenna-Louise Coleman joins BBC Mr Darcy 'Pemberley' drama

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Doctor Who's Jenna-Louise Coleman is among the list of stars who have been added to BBC One's new period drama Death Comes To Pemberley.

Coleman will star as Lydia Wickham in Juliette Towhidi's PD James adaptation, joining last week's lead cast announcements of Anna Maxwell Martin (Elizabeth), Matthew Rhys (Darcy) and Matthew Goode (Wickham).

Jenna-Louise Coleman, Empire Awards 2013

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Jenna-Louise Coleman joins the cast of 'Death Comes To Pemberley'



The three-part series is set six years after the events of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and centres around a murder mystery plot.

Other additions to the cast include Trevor Eve as Sir Selwyn Hardcastle, Rebecca Front as Mrs Bennett, James Fleet as Mr Bennett and Penelope Keith as Lady Catherine de Burgh.

Joanna Scanlan (Mrs Reynolds), Tom Ward (Colonel Fitzwilliam), Eleanor Tomlinson (Georgiana Darcy) and James Norton (Mr Alveston) have also signed up.

Shooting starts later this month in Yorkshire and the series will be directed by Daniel Percival.

Watch Digital Spy's interview with Matthew Rhys about playing Mr Darcy:

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