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Who stars on The Crown this series?

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Royalists are anxiously awaiting the newest series of Netflix’s The Crown. Season three is not too far away with a premiere date of 17th November. The third and fourth series is set to focus on 1964 – 1976. While it is unclear when we will see series four, we will see a whole new cast come November.

Olivia Coleman as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Fresh off the Academy-Award winning scene, Olivia Coleman will be taking Claire Foy’s place as Her Majesty. Famous for her role in The Favourite, the English actress has received a number of awards including a BAFTA, two Golden Globes and four British Independent Film Awards.

Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip

Tobias Menzies is best known for his roles in the HBO series Rome and, Game of Thrones. The 45-year-old actor is no stranger to drama series. He even earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role in Outlander.

Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret

It seems as if we’ve seen Helena Bonham Carter everywhere. From a criminal in Ocean’s 8 to a Fairy Godmother in the 2015 remake of Cinderella. This time, Bonham Carter will be taking on Princess Margaret. The Princess was notorious for being ahead of her time and for being a “rebel” when it comes to royal protocol. Bonham Carter will be playing Margaret as we see her marriage to Antony Armstrong Jones, the First Earl of Snowdon.

Jason Watkins as Prime Minister Harold Wilson

The BAFTA award-winner will be taking on Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Watkins is most famous for his role in The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies. Prime Minister Wilson served as minister from 1964 to 1970 and again, from 1974 to 1976.

Erin Doherty as Princess Anne

Erin Doherty from Call the Midwife will be taking on the role of Princess Anne. While she is fairly new to the acting scene, Doherty did star in Call the Midwife and, BBC’s Les Miserables miniseries.

Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles

Also from BBC’s Les Miserables miniseries is Josh O’Connor. O’Connor will be taking on the role of the heir to the throne. He won a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor for his role in the 2017 film, God’s Own Country.

Marion Bailey as The Queen Mother

There is still a lot of ground to the cover as The Queen Mother lived until 2002. Marion Bailey, best known for her partner, film director Mike Leigh will be playing the monarch’s mother. Bailey has starred in numerous films including Meantime, All or Nothing and, Vera Drake.

Emerald Fennell as Camilla Shand (now known as Camilla Parker-Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall)

Series three and four will introduce us to Camilla Shand, now known as the Duchess of Cornwall. Fennell is also a Call the Midwife alum. Amongst other works, Fennell is a multi-published author and screenwriter.

Emma Corrin as Lady Diana Spencer

Last but not least, Emma Corrin will be taking on the role of the late Lady Diana Spencer. Corrin bares a striking resemblance to Diana as she was seen filming earlier this month. Fresh to the scene, Corrin’s other works include Pennyworth and Misbehaviour.

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My name is Sydney Zatz and I am a University of Iowa graduate. I am an award-winning journalist, concert goer, and celebrity enthusiast. I am of course a royalist as well. Thoughts and opinions are my own.