The Crown is still casting and recasting its later seasons since Claire Foy as the Queen(and others) got replaced. Showrunners and Netflix have maintained they would swap the entire cast out every two seasons since it’s easier to go about portraying QE2 and the royal family aging that way instead of having Claire sit for hours while handlers try to apply wrinkles to her. Olivia Colman is playing Elizabeth in the third and fourth seasons, Helena Bonham Carter is Princess Margaret, and I’m mainly just curious what corgi litter will play the royal pups. Speaking of barking bitches, there’s now a report that Gillian Anderson is close to signing on to play Margaret Thatcher.
The Hollywood Reporter says Netflix has been talking to Gillian since April about taking on the role of the Iron Lady. I guess Gillian is spooked Meryl Streep might pop off for having her taking on a part that notched her ass her third Oscar! The rumor claims that even though Netflix and Gillian aren’t saying anything, she’s close to signing a deal. She’s already starring in Sex Education on Netflix, which also had the rights in the U.S. to air The Fall. That was that British crime show that reminded us Jamie Dornan can be a bad actor in things that aren’t just 50 Shades Of Grey.
The third season of The Crown is shooting now, so it isn’t clear if Gillian will be in that or if Maggie T will start dropping by Buckingham Palace each week starting with the fourth season. The third season of the show will focus on Elizabeth’s time with British Prime Minister Howard Wilson, who had a term in the last 60s and then another in the mid-1970s. The fourth is when we’ll definitely see Margaret as prime minister AND the arrival of Princess Diana. Hide all the gin from QE2 because I feel like these upcoming seasons are going to be the ones that up her daily cocktail count to double digits!