The cast of The Crown is constantly renewing itself! For the last seasons of the series, Netflix has just unveiled, in an official photo, the actress who will play Queen Elizabeth.
The Crown: Imelda Staunton takes over
Season 5 of The Crown is in the middle of filming. While waiting for the broadcast, the production team is busy! Anxious to make its characters evolve over the years and therefore the seasons, the film crew has chosen to constantly renew its casting. Thus for the last two seasons of the series, the production has decided to opt for new players. Among them, the main role, that of the sovereign in person. After the two previous actresses, it’s Imelda Staunton’s turn to join the ranks of the British Royal Monarchy.
New challenge for the one who played Dolores Ombrage … who will have to meet it without the help of magic this time! After marking viewers with his role in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Imelda Staunton steps into the shoes of Elizabeth II. Chosen to play the queen in seasons 5 and 6 of The Crown, she takes over from Claire Foy and Olivia Colman. A news that Netflix announced this July 30 on social networks ! In this first shot, the 65-year-old British actress is already making a strong impression!
Wearing a patterned yellow blouse, Imelda Staunton appears graying hair, with a purse. The two actresses who came before him were both awarded for their performance. The task is not going to be easy! But the least we can say by observing this first shot is that the resemblance between the actress and the queen is disturbing.
A highly anticipated sequel
Little is known about the sequel to The Crown, but the actress will play the queen there from the years 1992. We will therefore certainly be able to see in large part the divorce of Charles and Diana and its consequences for the Royal family. We also imagine that the revelations of Princess Diana to the BBC will be part of the script, as will the burning of Windsor Castle and the election of Tony Blair. But patience! We do not yet know the broadcast date of season 5!