The Crown First Look: Olivia Colman Is Queen Elizabeth II

The Crown First Look: Olivia Colman Is Queen Elizabeth II

The Crown, a Netflix original series, tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, as the fragile social order established after the Second World War breaks apart.

Actress Olivia Colman has been seen for the first time in her new role in series three of the hit Netflix drama as she replaces Claire Foy in playing the monarch. Along with Colman and Menzies, Ben Daniels will join the cast as Antony Armstrong-Jones, along with Helena Bonham Carter, who will play Princess Margaret.

Netflix's The Crown has, since its inception, deemed itself a royal joy of a series.

The show's official Twitter handle simply captioned the photo, "Patience".

Earlier this year, "The Crown" faced a gender pay gap controversy after it was revealed that Smith made more than Foy, even though she plays the character who wears the titular crown. Two seasons of the series have been released and recently at when the Emmy awards were announced, the show had received 13 nominations. And while we're definitely going to miss seeing Foy as the Queen, this new picture has got us so excited to see the incredible work Olivia Coleman is sure to do as her own interpretation of the titular monarch. In the meantime, Seasons 1 and 2 are now available to stream. Camilla Parker Bowles, the current wife of Prince Charles, will be introduced as a character this season, as will Charles' first wife, the late Princess Diana. Colman, 44, is replacing Claire Foy in "The Crown" as the queen gets older ― for Season 3 and Season 4.

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