Oscar winner Olivia Colman is replacing Claire Foy as the older Queen Elizabeth II in the third Season of The Crown.
The immensely anticipated third season of the historical series about the British royals, The Crown , finally has an official debut date: November 17.
An extremely short silent video released by Netflix confirms that Oscar-winner Olivia Colman is replacing Claire Foy as the older Queen Elizabeth II, along with an almost entirely new cast of older actors to play the real, ageing royal characters.
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Tobias Menzes replaces Matt Smith as Prince Philip, Helena Bonham Carter as the new Princess Margaret, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles, Marion Bailey as Queen Mother, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne and Charles Dance ( from Game of Thrones) as Lord Mountbatten.
Other characters will be introduced in the fourth season of The Crown, which will premier around 2020, according to Netflix, incuding Emerald Fennell from the British series Call the Midwife, and who will play Camilla Shand, better known as Camilla Parker-Bowles, now Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles’s wife, Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher and newcomer Emma Corrin as the admired Princess Diana.
Tobias Menzes as Prince Philip with Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II
The third season will cover the years 1964 to 1976 — Harold Wilson’s two terms as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom — and will feature, among other historical and royal events, the death of Winston Churchill, the Apollo 11 moon landing, the birth of Prince Edward, Prince Charles’s university