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The Crown returns
Pop the 17th November in your diaries, mums and dads, because Season 3 of The Crown starring everybody’s favourite screen genius Olivia Colman as the Queen hits Netflix on that date.
Sadly we will no longer have the familiar and beautiful face of Claire Foy playing Elizabeth, but Olivia’s certain to do a brilliant job and make the role her own.
Matt Smith’s amazing Prince Philip has been switched up for a new actor too. Tobias Menzies who Outlander fans will know as the characters of Frank and Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall will step into the role.
Vanessa Kirby’s Princess Margaret will now be played by Helena Bonham Carter.
So basically the youngish and beautiful cast has been changed up for an older one, as the years have progressed.
“I thought, ‘It’s quite interesting to do a young queen, a middle-aged queen, and an old queen,’” The Crown showrunner Peter Morgan told Entertainment Weekly in a chat about the upcoming season.
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“Originally, when I went to Netflix, I was pitching it as three seasons. It just kept growing.”
Season Three of The Crown, starring Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, arrives 17th November. pic.twitter.com/eKPcUOq5Sp
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) August 12, 2019
Changing things up
Season three will apparently deal less with Elizabeth and Philip’s marriage, which became more settled after their children were born.
It will focus more on the turbulent marriage of Princess Margaret and Lord ‘Tony’ Snowdon who will be played by Ben Daniels. Charles’ early romance with Camilla will also be covered in this season, with Diana not turning up until Season 4.
“People always assume Charles cheated on Diana with Camilla,” Morgan says. “It’s absolutely the wrong way round. He was deeply in love with Camilla and forced to marry Diana.”
Tony will be played by Ben Daniels (known for his work in House of Cards and The Paradise). Camilla will be played by Emerald Fennell (who played Nurse Patsy in Call The Midwife). Charles will be played by Josh O’Connor. He played Larry in The Durrells in Corfu.
It all sounds amazing and we can’t wait.
Now don’t forget – 17th November! Mark it in your calendar, champs!