LOS ANGELES: Netflix has dismissed the reports that British actor Imelda Staunton has been cast Queen Elizabeth II for the fifth and sixth seasons of its critically-acclaimed show 'The Crown'. There were reports that Staunton, best known for featuring in films 'Vera Drake' and 'Harry Potter' series, will replace Olivia Colman, who currently stars as the British monarch in the show's third installment. Colman will reprise the role in the fourth chapter, which will arrive next year. Before her, Claire Foy played the part in the royal drama's first two seasons. According to Variety, the streamer on Thursday called the reports of Staunton's casting as 'pure speculation'. "We are currently filming season 4 of 'The Crown' but have not commissioned any further seasons as yet, therefore any news on casting remains pure speculation," a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement. The third season of 'The Crown', which debuted on Netflix on November 17, also features Tobias Menzies as Prince … [Read more...] about ‘The Crown’ rumours dismissed: Netflix says no plans to cast Imelda Staunton as the Queen in Season 5
The Crown's show runner has revealed all about the Queen's relationship with "twin" Margaret Thatcher in series four. The hit Netflix show returned for its third season on Sunday, with the fourth series already being filmed. Gillian Anderson has signed up to play Britain's first female Prime Minister opposite Olivia Colman, who has taken over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foy for seasons three and four. Speaking on The Crown's official podcast, show runner Peter Morgan teased what fans can expect from scenes featuring the two women. He said: "[Thatcher is a] twin. Because they’re six months apart. "That’s very much one of those emblems, the eagle with two heads, facing in opposite directions. A lot of similarities and a lot of differences."They were born just six months apart. They’ve got an awful lot in common, not least their gender. "Sometimes the things that you think will bring two people together actually drives them apart." During her long reign, … [Read more...] about The Crown’s show runner reveals all about Queen’s relationship with ‘twin’ Margaret Thatcher in series four
Crown Princess Mary is always a winner in the fashion stakes, whether she is in a ballgown or jeans. The 47-year-old looked effortlessly chic in a sleek suit as she attended the Health in the 21st Century: Data, Policy and Digital Technology conference in Copenhagen, on Thursday. She opted for a pinstripe jacket in a slim-fit cut, which skimmed her slender figure beautifully. Well suited! Crown Princess Mary (pictured) looked effortlessly chic in pinstripes as she attended the Health in the 21st Century Conference in Copenhagen on Thursday It was belted through the middle, accentuating her waist, and fastened with a gold buckle. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Lovely in lilac! Crown Princess Mary looks elegant in pastel... Well suited! Crown Princess Mary looks regal in a... Regal in blue! Crown Princess Mary and husband Frederik... Blooming beautiful! Crown Princess Mary is a vision in a... Share this article Share … [Read more...] about Well suited! Crown Princess Mary looks effortlessly chic in pinstripes as she attends Health in the 21st Century Conference in Copenhagen
They are of the most fashionable couples in the world. And on Thursday, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a premiere in Copenhagen, dressed to the nines in matching royal blue. Mary, 47, opted for a casual but trendy blue dress with button detailing throughout, down to the calf. Regal in blue! Crown Princess Mary and her husband Frederik Crown Prince of Denmark (pictured) made a chic pair at a premiere in Copenhagen on Thursday It featured a zig-zag pattern gently running the length of the maxi frock, which opened slightly at the leg. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Blooming beautiful! Crown Princess Mary is a vision in a... SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Princess Diana's butler Paul Burrell... 'I still hope to find love!' Princess Mary's best friend... Kate Moss, 44, enjoys rare date night with boyfriend Count... Share this article Share 416 shares Australian-born Mary added a pair of strappy heels that appeared to be … [Read more...] about Regal in blue! Crown Princess Mary and husband Frederik Crown Prince of Denmark make a chic pair at a premiere in Copenhagen
She has touched down in the United States for a solo tour. And Crown Princess Mary of Denmark dazzled as she took in a tour of a new Nordic museum in Seattle, Washington on Friday. The glamorous mother-of-four, 46, who is married to Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik, looked suitably chic for her walk-around of the new facility, clad in an off-the-shoulder white and black gown. US tour: Crown Princess Mary of Denmark dazzled as she took in a tour of a new Nordic museum in Seattle, Washington on Friday The dress featured an elegant cross-strap design across the bust, before cinching in at the waist and flowing into an elegant flowing skirt. Her outfit was completed with black stiletto heels. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Red carpet bombshells! Golden girl Jennifer Lawrence leads... Sleek in Seattle: Crown Princess Mary looks elegant in blue... Meghan and Harry's wedding details revealed: Royal couple... Share this article Share Her brunette … [Read more...] about Crown Princess Mary of Denmark dazzles in off-the-shoulder gown as she tours Nordic Museum in Seattle
London (CNN)The return of Netflix's hit drama "The Crown" after a two-year hiatus spotlights a dark chapter in modern British history: the Aberfan disaster. The third season charts the royal family between 1964 and 1977, with the Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foy, who portrayed the monarch in her youth between 1947 and 1964. The latest season, which was released in full on November 17, focuses on key events of the period, from the death of Winston Churchill to the Apollo moon landing. Episode three centers on the harrowing tale of a mining disaster that struck the Welsh village of Aberfan in 1966 and the Queen's response to the crisis. Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth in series 3 of 'The Crown.' She is pictured visiting a memorial for the victims of the Aberfan disaster. The collapse Read More Disaster struck at about 9.15 on the morning of October 21, 1966, when a colliery waste heap -- a pile of mining … [Read more...] about What was the Aberfan disaster, seen in ‘The Crown’ episode 3?