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Imelda Staunton to play Queen in The Crown Season 5

Imelda Staunton has been roped in to be the last actress to play Queen Elizabeth II. She will take the crown in the fifth season from Olivia Colman, who succeeded Claire Foy.

By: AP | New York |
Updated: February 1, 2020 4:23:12 pm
Imelda Staunton Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series The Crown Imelda Staunton has been tapped to be the last actress to play Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series The Crown. (AP Photo/Domeico Stinellis,File)

The Crown, Netflix’s hit drama series about the British royal family, will end earlier than expected and has revealed its next and last queen.

Show creator and showrunner Peter Morgan had said he expected to create six seasons, but now thinks five is the “perfect time and place to stop.”

Imelda Staunton has been tapped to be the last actress to play Queen Elizabeth II. She will take the crown in the fifth season from Olivia Colman, who, in turn, succeeded Claire Foy. “Imelda is an astonishing talent and will be a fantastic successor,” Morgan said in a statement Friday.

Staunton is an Olivier Award-winner whose films include Vera Drake, Nanny McPhee and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. She played Lady Maud Bagshaw in the Downton Abbey movie.

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The Crown has won a Golden Globe for best TV drama and both Foy and Colman have won best actress Globes in the royal role. Season three arrived on Netflix in December.

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First published on: 01-02-2020 at 09:59:14 am

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