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The Crown Season 3: Who’s playing whom

With a new cast and some new characters, The Crown Season 3 premieres on November 17. Read on to know who is playing whom on the Netflix series.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 15, 2019 4:20:39 pm
the crown netflix The Crown Season 3 brings in some new actors and characters.

The much awaited third season of The Crown begins streaming from November 17 on Netflix. The first two seasons comprised of the first two decades of Queen Elizabeth’s rule as the monarch and as the story progresses in this season, some of the characters have been recast to retain the authenticity of their age. Many new characters will also be introduced in this season of The Crown.

Here is the list of actors and the characters they will be playing on The Crown Season 3

Queen Elizabeth – Olivia Colman

the crown queen elizabeth Olivia Colman plays Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown Season 3.

Claire Foy played Queen Elizabeth II in the first two seasons of The Crown. The role will now be played by Oscar winning actor Olivia Colman. For Colman, this comes as an interesting challenge as she won her Oscar for playing a fictional Queen Anne in The Favourite.

Princess Margaret – Helena Bonham Carter

the crown cast Helena Bonham Carter plays Princess Margaret in Netflix’s The Crown.

Vanessa Kirby shot to fame after playing Princess Margaret in the first two seasons of The Crown. It’s hard to imagine anyone else pulling this role off with as much conviction but when the makers announced Helena Bonham Carter as Margaret 2.0, it felt like the perfect fit for this show.

Prince Philip – Tobias Menzies

the crown netflix Game of Thrones actor Tobias Menzies will play Prince Philip in The Crown.

Doctor Who veteran Matt Smith played this role opposite Claire Foy’s Queen but the role will now be taken over by Game of Thrones actor Tobias Menzies. He might not have much political power but when it comes to Queen’s personal life, Prince Philip and her scenes have always been central to the show.

Prince Charles – Josh O’Connor

prince charles the crown Josh O’Connor will play Prince Charles in The Crown Season 3.

Prince Charles is next in line to the throne and this role has landed in the lap of actor Josh O’Connor who appeared in the 2017 film God’s Own Country. Charles’ relationship with his mother, his wife, and the pressure to step up will be quite interesting to watch this year.

Camilla Shand – Emerald Fennell

camilla the crown Actor Emerald Fennell will play Duchess of Cornwall aka Camilla.

Now, she is known as Duchess of Cornwall and the consort and wife of Prince Philip but back in the day, it was well known that Camilla and Philip were in a relationship before they married their respective partners. It is also said that they were having an affair while Philip was married to Diana.

Princess Anne – Erin Doherty

princess anne the crown Queen’s oldest daughter Princess Anne will be played by Erin Doherty.

Princess Anne is the oldest daughter and second child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. She was known for her vivacious attitude and was termed as a ‘reel’ by the tabloids.

Antony Armstrong-Jones – Ben Daniels

the crown season 3 cast Princess Margaret’s husband Antony Armstrong-Jones will be played by Ben Daniels.

Ben Daniels will play the role of Antony Armstrong-Jones, husband of Princess Margaret. The couple had a rocky marriage that ultimately ended in divorce.

Louis Mountbatten – Charles Dance

charles dance the crown Charles Dance as Louis Mountbatten in The Crown.

The character was played by Greg Wise in the first season. Now, Game of Thrones actor Charles Dance will take on the role.

Lady Diana Spencer – Emma Corrin

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Lady Diana is going to be one of the key figures in this show. Her wedding to Prince Charles, their subsequent divorce and her mysterious death will probably be covered in The Crown. If done well, this could be a game-changer for actor Emma Corrin. Though the makers are yet to introduce her as the face of Lady Diana, her on-set photographs got leaked a while ago thereby confirming that she is certainly playing the coveted role. Diana’s track will reportedly commence in the fourth season.

Margaret Thatcher – Gillian Anderson

Former British PM Margaret Thatcher will be played by The X-Files star Gillian Anderson. Known as ‘The Iron Lady’, Thatcher served as PM from 1979-1990. The role was immortalised by Meryl Streep in the 2011 film The Iron Lady for which she won an Oscar. It has been reported that she will feature in the fourth season of the show.

Netflix series The Crown Season 3 starts streaming from November 17.

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