Following on from the first look image of Olivia Colman as Elizabeth II in The Crown, Netflix has released another two first looks; one of Helena Bonham Carter as HRH Princess Margaret and Ben Daniels as Antony Armstrong-Jones.
Bonham Carter takes over the role as the Queen’s sister from Vanessa Kirby (who can be seen in next week’s release of Mission: Impossible – Fallout). Daniels takes over the role of Margaret’s other half (and later to become Lord Snowdon) from Matthew Goode.
After an initial meeting, the couple fell in love/lust during a photo session which caused a Royal scandal when the Princess dared to bare skin.
The next phase of life behind palace walls will see the Royal Family in the next phase of their lives. Tobias Menzies takes over the role of Prince Phillip from Matt Smith, Erin Doherty will play Princess Anne, and Jason Watkins will play Harold Wilson.
The show will run for six seasons, each covering a ten year period in the monarch’s life. New castings will take place every two seasons with older actors taking on the roles.
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Bonham Carter was last seen in the all-female Ocean’s 8 alongside Sandra Bullock, Cate Blancett and Anne Hathaway. She also lends her voice to animation Sgt. Stubby An American Hero as Margaret Conroy.
Daniels’ career in TV and Film has seen him star in shows such as The Hollow Crown, The Exorcist and House of Cards. He has also starred in films such as Star War’s Rogue One, The Exception and Jack the Giant Slayer.
Season three is currently filming and will see it premiere on Netflix in 2019.
See both images below.