Olivia Colman factual assumed the throne on The Crown — but Netflix is already lining up her replacement.
Oscar nominee and Harry Potter former Imelda Staunton has signed on to play Queen Elizabeth II in Seasons 5 and 6 of the royal drama, in accordance with a file in The Day by day Mail. Colman will restful play the queen within the upcoming Season Four, with Staunton taking on the next season, which is anticipated to debut in 2021. Colman herself took over the position from Claire Foy, who played the UK monarch in The Crown‘s first two seasons.
When reached for comment by TVLine, Netflix declined to substantiate the news in an announcement: “We are currently filming Season Four of The Crown but grasp now not commissioned to any extent extra seasons as but, therefore any news on casting stays pure speculation.”
A former of stage and display screen screen, Staunton played Dolores Umbridge within the Harry Potter movies and earned an Oscar nomination for Superior Actress for 2004’s Vera Drake. She now not too long within the past played Lady Maud Bagshaw within the Downton Abbey film, launched in September. (Relaxing reality: She’s married to Downton megastar Jim Carter in exact existence.)
The Crown returned for Season three this past Sunday, and has already added a possibility of new faces to the Season Four solid. Gillian Anderson will painting UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, with newcomer Emma Corrin playing a younger Diana Spencer.
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