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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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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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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the crown casts helena bonham carter

If the critical raves surrounding the first two seasons of The Crown weren’t enough to get you to watch, maybe the casting of Helena Bonham Carter will.

The Ocean’s 8 actress is in talks to take over the role of Princess Margaret, which was originated by Vanessa Kirby in the lavish Netflix series. She would act opposite Olivia Colman, who is set to take over the role of Queen Elizabeth from Claire Foy.

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The Crown season 2 review

The Crown returns to Netflix for season 2 today, bringing with it a whole new era of scandal, romance, and royal intrigue. While it may not be the most action-packed shows to grace the streaming platform, it is one of the best: an old fashioned, admirably episodic costume drama with superb performances, intricate direction, and enough simmering, bottled-up righteous fury to keep you hooked from beginning to end (give or take an episode or two).

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the crown season 2 trailer

The Crown season 2 trailer has just arrived to hint at a much darker, more brooding second season to Netflix’s award-winning show about the British Royal Family. Claire Foy returns as Queen Elizabeth II, who finds her world in even more upheaval due to familial problems and palace gossip. The second season arrives on Netflix in December.

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The Crown Season 3

If you were wondering how the Netflix series The Crown would handle its character’s aging as the show progressed throughout the life of Queen Elizabeth II, wonder no more. Broadchurch actress Olivia Colman will take over the lead role from Golden Globe winning actress Claire Foy for seasons 3 and 4 of the popular Netflix saga, which chronicles the life and reign of the current Queen of England. Get The Crown season 3 details below, your majesties.

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The Crown Season 2 Trailer

Long live the Queen, even as she faces the biggest scandals and crises of her new reign.

The Netflix series The Crown is back, documenting the early years of Queen Elizabeth II’s (Claire Foy) reign as she ascends to the throne shortly after World War II. Despite the turmoil that her reign undergoes, Queen Elizabeth the II has gone on to become the longest-reigning and longest-living British monarch of all time — sitting on the throne still today.

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