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All the Actors Replacing our Favorite Characters on ‘The Crown’

Published on January 24th, 2018 | Updated on January 24th, 2018 | By FanFest

The Crown is one of Netflix’s biggest hits, having been nominated for best Drama series 2 years in a row, and taking home the award in 2017. The show’s star Claire Foy, who has portrayed Queen Elizabeth II beautifully for the past 2 seasons just won best Actress in a Drama series at the 2018 SAG Awards.

Not only has she been amazing, but her counterpart Matt Smith as Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh was simply lovable. Vanessa Kirby brought boldness, sass and a real pain to Princess Margaret as well.


Sadly, we’ve seen these big three for the last time. Why its necessary for them to leave? It’s mainly due to the large time jump that the show’s writers always planned to insert. When the cast initially signed on, they were aware of this time jump and that they were only going to be part of the series for two seasons.

Content chief at netflix Ted Sarandos told THR that they plan to cover the Queen’s entire life over six seasons.

“This is going to take Queen Elizabeth from age 29 to, presumably, the current day. We’ll see it lay out over decades,” he said in 2016. “The idea is to do this over six decades, in six seasons presumably, and make the whole show [run] over eight to 10 years.”


Sony Pictures Television Studios has already begun the casting process for the next few seasons and here are the replacements:

Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown, Netflix/Olivia Colman, Broadchurch BBC
Matt Smith as Prince Philip, The Crown, Netflix/Paul Bettany
Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret, The Crown, Netflix/Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth in The King’s Speech, Momentum Pictures

We know that this season will feature Princess Diana and Camilla Parker Bowles. Who do you think would be the best fit to play the two women? Are you sad to see the previous cast go? We are!

The Crown seasons 1 and 2 are on Netflix now!

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