The new cast for The Crown season three is rapidly taking shape.
Series creator Peter Morgan has been recasting royal roles in the Netflix series as the characters get older. Speaking about his decision, he said: You can’t ask someone to act middle-aged. Someone has to bring their own fatigue to it. The feelings we all have as 50-year-olds are different than the feelings we all have as 30-year-olds.“
Confirmed cast members include Olivia Colman, who will play the role of Queen Elizabeth II now Claire Foy's tenure has come to an end, with Helena Bonham Carter succeeding Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret. Matt Smith has been replaced by Game of Thrones star Tobias Menzies in the role of Prince Philip.
The latest cast member to be announced is Erin Doherty (Call the Midwife) who'll play Princess Anne.
The Crown's third season is expected to be released on Netflix in 2019. You can find a full list of current confirmed cast members below.
Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II
Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip
Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret
Josh O'Connor as Prince Charles
Jason Watkins as Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Marion Bailey as the Queen Mother
Erin Doherty as Princess Anne
Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles
You can find a compilation of everything we know so far about The Crown here.