The Queen on screen: Actors discuss playing the most private of public persons
From Helen Mirren's Oscar-winning performance in "The Queen," to the long-running television series "The Crown," Elizabeth II has provided a grand but mysterious canvas for actresses portraying the British monarch.cbsnews.com
Elizabeth Debicki to play Princess Diana on 'The Crown'
NEW YORK The Crown has found its Princess Diana. Elizabeth Debicki will play the Princess of Wales in seasons five and six of The Crown, the Netflix series announced Sunday. Debicki will join a new cast for the series that includes Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth and Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret. Emma Corrin is playing Diana on the dramas upcoming fourth season, but Debicki will take on the part for what's sure to be the character's most dramatic chapters. Princess Dianas spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many, Debicki said on Twitter.
'The Crown' Season 3: A Guide to the Cast and Their Real-Life Royal Counterparts
Season three of The Crown jumps ahead in time, meaning that the award-winning Netflix series replaced the entire cast with a new ensemble of age-appropriate stars. Netflix / Getty ImagesHelena Bonham Carter as Princess MargaretNo stranger to playing royals, Bonham Carter previously portrayed Queen Elizabeth in The Kings Speech. Netflix / Getty ImagesErin Doherty as Princess AnneOnly briefly seen in season two portrayed by Lyla Barrett-Rye, Princess Anne plays a much bigger role in season three. Season three of The Crown debuts on Sunday, Nov. 17 on Netflix. RELATED CONTENT:'The Crown' Season 3: Cast, Trailer, Timeline and Everything You Need to Know'The Crown' Films Princess Diana Scenes: See Emma Corrin's Striking Resemblance!
'The Crown' Transitions From Claire Foy to Olivia Colman in Season 3 Teaser
In the second teaser trailer for season three of The Crown, Olivia Colman's Queen Elizabeth II grapples with no longer being as young as Claire Foy's iteration of the character during the Netflix series' first two seasons. The scene opens with the Queen taking in a new photograph of herself. In season four, Netflix recently announced, Gillian Anderson will play Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin will star as Lady Diana Spencer. Season three of The Crown premieres Nov. 17 only on Netflix. RELATED CONTENT:'The Crown' Has Found Its Margaret Thatcher'The Crown' Announces Return for Season 3 With a Video Teasing Olivia Colman's Steely Queen'The Crown' Finally Casts Its Princess Diana
'The Crown' Has Found Its Margaret Thatcher
The Crownhas found its young Margaret Thatcher! Gillian Anderson will play Margaret Thatcher in The Crown Season Four, now in production. Meanwhile, The Crown season three will span the next decade of the monarchy following the series' season two ending in 1964. Actor Tobias Menzies takes over as Prince Phillip and Emerald Fennell is Camilla Shand, who would eventually become Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. RELATED CONTENT:'The Crown' Announces Return for Season 3 With a Video Teasing Olivia Colman's Steely Queen'The Crown' Finally Casts Its Princess Diana'The Crown' Casts Its Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall for Season 3
Gillian Anderson will play Margaret Thatcher in 'The Crown' Season 4
Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images(CNN) - Gillian Anderson will play former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in season four of "The Crown," Netflix confirmed Saturday. "I am so excited to be joining the cast and crew of 'The Crown' and to have the opportunity to portray such a complicated and controversial woman," Anderson said in a tweet. Thatcher, who died in 2013, was Great Britain's first female prime minister and served from from 1979 to 1990. Netflix announced in April Emma Corrin also will join the Season 4 cast as Lady Diana Spencer, the eventual first wife of Prince Charles. The fourth season of "The Crown" is in production.
'The Crown' Season 3 premiere date announced
Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in "The Crown." Netflix has announced that is the date Season 3 of "The Crown" will debut. This time around there's a new queen as Academy Award winner Olivia Colman takes over the role from Claire Foy, who played Queen Elizabeth II the first two seasons. Colman may be able to continue that award streak with "The Crown." Her predecessor, Foy, won a Primetime Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her portrayal of the current British monarch.
The Crown Announces Return for Season 3 With a Video Teasing Olivia Colman's Steely Queen
Netflix announced on Monday that season three will make its "royal debut" on Sunday, Nov. 17 with a brief video announcement showing Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II. The anticipated new season will span from 1964 to 1977 as Colman takes over the main role of Queen Elizabeth from Claire Foy, who portrayed a younger version of her in the first two seasons. Menzies, meanwhile, replaces Matt Smith, who originated the role as the Duke of Edinburgh. The actors will portray their respective royals for season three and four, which will also introduce Emma Corrin as Lady Diana Spencer. RELATED CONTENT:Olivia Colman Looks Just Like Queen Elizabeth in New Photo From 'The Crown'First Look at Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret in 'The Crown''The Crown' Finally Casts Its Princess Diana