Helena Bonham Carter Joining 'The Crown' as Princess Margaret

Jay Jacobs
January 6, 2018

She starred opposite Colin Firth in The King's Speech in 2011 - in which, she coincidentally played Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret's mother. Though there are surely plenty of actors who would love to score the plump part of the queen's husband, it will take someone formidable to hold their own against Colman and Bonham Carter. The Netflix show has already announced that British actress Olivia Colman will play Queen Elizabeth II.

Season 2 of The Crown premiered on Netflix on December 8, 2017, and is one of the best series that the streaming platform has to offer.

Speaking about his decision to recast roles, Morgan said: "You can't ask someone to act middle-aged". She picks up the role from Claire Foy, who received an Emmy nod and a Golden Globe for her performance in Season 1. The feelings we all have as 50-year-olds are different than the feelings we all have as 30-year-olds.

The Netflix royal drama is near a deal to have Carter take on the role in the upcoming third season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

It will also introduce audiences to Camilla Shand, who met Prince Charles at polo match in 1971; the couple dated until Charles left for a naval posting in 1973.

The Crown Season 3 Everything We Know So Far
The Crown Season 3 Everything We Know So Far

"The Crown" is looking to add another member to its royal family.

Oh, Ms. Foy, you are far too humble.

"What's so attractive about Claire is her youth", he told Variety ahead of the season one premiere.

As time passes on screen and the royals continue to age, new actors are being cast to replace the younger stars - and one of those new actors may be Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret. She's also the voice of Margaret Conroy in Fun Academy Motion Pictures' first animated family film Sgt.

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