Jenna Coleman is one of the most talented and charming actresses working in the film and TV industry. The English actress made her TV debut with the 2005 British soap opera Emmerdale, and her first feature film role was a very small one but it was in Captain America: First Avenger. She recently starred in the adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s DC comics The Sandman as Johanna Constantine and she is currently starring in the Prime Vide thriller series Wilderness. So, if you also love Coleman’s performances here are the 10 best movies and TV shows starring Jenna Coleman that should be on your watchlist.
10. Room at the Top (Not Available in the US)
Synopsis: Room At The Top is a drama series based on John Braine’s classic book about Joe Lampton, a young man on the make in 1940’s Yorkshire.
9. Dancing on the Edge (Tubi & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: In the early 1930s London, the black jazz group known as the Louis Lester Band is on the rise. Countless aristocrats ask the band to perform, but as the band’s success balloons, tragedy strikes, setting off events that may end it all.
8. Me Before You (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Sometimes love takes you where you never expected to go… Louisa “Lou” Clark (Emilia Clarke) lives in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge: a job as caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair-bound in an accident and whose whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. No longer an adventurous soul, the now cynical Will has all but given up. That is until Lou determines to show him life is worth living. Embarking on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for, and find their lives—and hearts—changing in ways neither one could have imagined.
7. Klokkenluider (Not Available in the US)
Synopsis: A darkly comic, character-driven thriller following Ewan, a government whistleblower, and Silke, his forthright Flemish wife, as they are sent to a remote country house in west Belgium. Joined by two close protection officers, they await the arrival of a British journalist.
6. Death Comes to Pemberley (Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: Six years after the wedding of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, a coach arrives at Pemberley with Lydia shrieking, “Murder!” So continues Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, in this adaptation of P.D. James’ bestselling whodunit.
5. The Cry (AMC+, Acorn TV & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: Joanna and Alistair travel from Scotland to Australia with their baby son Noah, to see his mother and to fight for custody of his 14-year-old daughter from a previous marriage; when they arrive, unforeseen events change their lives forever.
4. The Serpent (Netflix)
Synopsis: Posing as a gem dealer, Charles Sobhraj and his girlfriend Marie-Andrée Leclerc (Jenna Coleman) travelled across Thailand, Nepal and India in 1975 and 1976, carrying out a spree of crimes on the Asian ‘Hippie Trail,’ becoming the chief suspects in a series of murders of young Western travellers. When Herman Knippenberg (Billy Howle), a junior diplomat at the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok, unwittingly walks into this intricate web of crime, he – with the help of his spouse Angela (Ellie Bamber), police around the world and witnesses of Sobhraj’s devious manipulation — sets off an extraordinary chain of events that will see Sobhraj become Interpol’s most wanted man, with arrest warrants in multiple continents. The eight-part limited series stars Tahar Rahim as Charles Sobhraj, Jenna Coleman as Marie-Andrée Leclerc, Billy Howle as Herman Knippenberg; Ellie Bamber as Angela Knippenberg, Amesh Edireweera as Ajay Chowdhury and Tim McInnerny as Paul Siemons, among others. Produced by Mammoth Screen, part of ITV Studios, The Serpent is a co-production between BBC One and Netflix. It is written by Richard Warlow and Toby Finlay, directed by Tom Shankland and Hans Herbots, produced by Stephen Smallwood, and executive produced by Richard Warlow, Tom Shankland, Preethi Mavahalli and Damien Timmer for Mammoth Screen. The Serpent was shot in Thailand and the UK. The plot is inspired by a true story, however all dialogue is fictionalised.
3. Victoria (Prime Video)
Synopsis: The eight-hour drama follows Victoria (Jenna Coleman) from the time she becomes Queen in 1837 at the age of 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister and intimate friend, and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). Famous for her candor and spirit, she was the first woman who seemed to have it all: a passionate marriage, nine children and the job of being queen of the world’s most important nation. Her often tumultuous reign lasted for 63 years.
2. Doctor Who (Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: An eccentric yet compassionate extraterrestrial Time Lord zips through time and space to solve problems and battle injustice across the universe.
1. The Sandman (Netflix)
Synopsis: When the Sandman, aka Dream (Tom Sturridge) — the powerful cosmic being who controls all our dreams — is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for over a century, he must journey across different worlds and timelines to fix the chaos his absence has caused. Based on the beloved award-winning DC comic series written by Neil Gaiman, THE SANDMAN is a rich, character-driven blend of myth and dark fantasy woven together over the course of ten epic chapters following Dream’s many adventures.