Helena Bonham Carter The Crown

Update: Netflix has released the first photo of Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret in The Crown season 3. Read on for our previous coverage about the first photo of Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II.

Netflix’s regal series The Crown is shaking things up for season 3. Rather than apply make-up to the original cast to make them appear older during the passage of time, everyone has been recast, including lead Claire FoyBroadchurch actress Olivia Colman now steps into the role of Queen Elizabeth II, and you can see the first look of her in character below.

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the crown season 3 cast

The Crown season 3 continues to fill out its cast as it jumps forward in time. The Exorcist actor Ben Daniels is the latest addition, taking on the role of Lord Snowdon. Matthew Goode played the character as a younger man in The Crown season 2.

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First Man Trailer

The story of Neil Armstrong (first dude on the moon; you might’ve heard of him) gets the biopic treatment in First Man. La La Land director Damien Chazelle re-teams with Ryan Gosling for the film, which also stars Claire Foy. Watch the First Man trailer below.

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The Girl In The Spider's Web Trailer

Update: A second (and completely different) trailer has arrived online.

Lisbeth Salander, aka The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, is back, and she’s got a whole new look. The Crown actress Claire Foy steps into the role for the new film The Girl In The Spider’s Web, which draws inspiration from Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium trilogy. Watch the Girl In The Spider’s Web trailer below.

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the crown season 3 cast

Tobias Menzies, who has appeared on Outlander and AMC’s new horror series The Terror, is about to become royalty. Menzies will take over for Matt Smith on The Crown season 3, which is aging up its entire cast to show the passage of time. More on The Crown season 3 cast below.

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the crown pay gap

The Crown is worth its weight in gold. Except, perhaps, when it comes to its lead star.

The Crown may be Netflix’s most expensive TV production, but it seemed that some expense was spared when it came to star Claire Foy‘s paycheck. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the actress playing the young Queen Elizabeth II was paid less than her co-star Matt Smith, a pay gap that inspired more outrage than usual. What hope do we have for pay equality when the Queen can’t cut a fair paycheck?

But now, the producers of the Netflix production have issued an apology for The Crown pay gap.

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unsane contest

Steven Soderbergh‘s return from semi-retirement continues full-steam-ahead. Soderbergh’s latest is Unsane, a thriller shot entirely on iPhones. In anticipation of the film, we’re running an Unsane contest, giving you the chance to with an Unsane poster signed by Soderbergh himself. Details below!

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‘Unsane’ Clip: Claire Foy Calls For Help

Unsane clip

Steven Soderbergh‘s iPhone-shot thriller Unsane is going to put Claire Foy through hell. The actress stars as a woman committed to an insane asylum, fighting to convince everyone around her she’s not insane. In a new Unsane clip, Foy’s character attempts to leave the asylum, with miserable results.

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unsane trailer

Steven Soderbergh has touted the iPhone as the next cutting-edge technology that will set the film industry ablaze. Now Unsane, the film that has set the Logan Lucky director down a new warpath for arguing the merits of smartphone camera technology, has finally received its first trailer.

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The Crown Season 3

Update: THR now reports that Paul Bettany has a scheduling conflict and will not star in The Crown season 3. So the hunt is on for a new Prince Philip. Our original story continues below.

All hail Prince Paul Bettany. As Netflix’s The Crown jumps forward in history, the original cast is being replaced with slightly older actors to show the passage of time. The latest actor in talks for a lead role: Paul Bettany, who may be next in the royal line to succeed Matt Smith in the role of Prince Philip in The Crown season 3.

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