Olivia Colman to take over for Claire Foy on The Crown

Shows like STRANGER THINGS and THE WALKING DEAD may be the talk of the TV town right now, but the Netflix period drama THE CROWN is still immensely popular and has turned actress Claire Foy into a household name. But all reigns must come to an end, and as the show moves forward a new actress will have to wear the crown, and it has just been announced that actress Olivia Colman has taken the job.

Though Foy will continue to play Queen Elizabeth II on the hit Netflix show when it returns for season two on December 8, Colman will take over the job come seasons three and four, which have already been confirmed by Netflix. Each season of the show follows the queen for near a decade of her life, and the plan was to always recast the role as the years progressed.

Matt Smith (DOCTOR WHO) is currently playing Prince Phillip, but no word yet on who will take over for him in seasons three and four. As for Foy, she recently said on THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW that she always knew she was done after season two, and that it’s the “nature of the part.” Colman recently won a Golden Globe for her work on THE NIGHT MANAGER, while Foy has been cast to play Lisbeth Salander in THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB for director Fede Alvarez.

The only saw a few episodes of THE CROWN, but what I saw was rich, elegant and wonderfully acted, especially by John Lithgow as Winston Churchill and Foy. Colman is a great actress and will take over the role beautifully. I'm sure there's something about putting on the gowns and the jewelry that makes the regalness wash over you. 

THE CROWN season two hits Netflix December 8.

Source: BBC



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