New Tricks and Holby actor Denis Lawson will guest star in the second series of ITV's hit historical drama, Victoria

Denis Lawson has signed up to star in hit period drama Victoria.

The New Tricks actor, 69, will appear as the Duke of Atholl, who welcomes Victoria and Albert to the Scottish Highlands, in the second series.

Denis Lawson in Victoria (ITV)
Denis Lawson in Victoria (Mark Mainz/ITV)

 

Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes reprise their roles as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in new episodes of the drama, which has also enjoyed huge success in the US.

Jenna Coleman (Matt Crossick/PA)
Jenna Coleman stars as Victoria (Matt Crossick/PA)

 

Viewers will see Victoria as a working mother, learning to balance her responsibilities as both parent and Queen, while Prince Albert is still struggling to find a role for himself in the next instalment.

Written by creator and executive producer Daisy Goodwin, the second season will see the monarch face new challenges at home and abroad.

Denis Lawson in Victoria (Mark Mainz/ITV)
Denis Lawson’s character welcomes his royal visitors (Mark Mainz/ITV)

 

Scottish actor Lawson will appear in scenes filmed at Blair Castle, in Perthshire.

Dame Diana Rigg has also joined the regular cast as the Duchess of Buccleuch, the young Queen’s new Mistress of the Robes.