The Queen on screen: Actors discuss playing the most private of public persons
From Helen Mirren's Oscar-winning performance in "The Queen," to the long-running television series "The Crown," Elizabeth II has provided a grand but mysterious canvas for actresses portraying the British monarch.cbsnews.com
Elizabeth Debicki to play Princess Diana on 'The Crown'
NEW YORK The Crown has found its Princess Diana. Elizabeth Debicki will play the Princess of Wales in seasons five and six of The Crown, the Netflix series announced Sunday. Debicki will join a new cast for the series that includes Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth and Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret. Emma Corrin is playing Diana on the dramas upcoming fourth season, but Debicki will take on the part for what's sure to be the character's most dramatic chapters. Princess Dianas spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many, Debicki said on Twitter.
Gillian Anderson will play Margaret Thatcher in 'The Crown' Season 4
Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images(CNN) - Gillian Anderson will play former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in season four of "The Crown," Netflix confirmed Saturday. "I am so excited to be joining the cast and crew of 'The Crown' and to have the opportunity to portray such a complicated and controversial woman," Anderson said in a tweet. Thatcher, who died in 2013, was Great Britain's first female prime minister and served from from 1979 to 1990. Netflix announced in April Emma Corrin also will join the Season 4 cast as Lady Diana Spencer, the eventual first wife of Prince Charles. The fourth season of "The Crown" is in production.
'The Crown' Season 3 premiere date announced
Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in "The Crown." Netflix has announced that is the date Season 3 of "The Crown" will debut. This time around there's a new queen as Academy Award winner Olivia Colman takes over the role from Claire Foy, who played Queen Elizabeth II the first two seasons. Colman may be able to continue that award streak with "The Crown." Her predecessor, Foy, won a Primetime Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her portrayal of the current British monarch.