On the set of ‘The Crown’ – More photos released


As filming of Season 3 of Netflix’s The Crown begins, more pictures from the set emerge.

More on-set pictures from The Crown surfaced over the weekend.

The Sun UK captured photos of Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Daniels in full costume filming their first couple scenes for their Season 3 debut. Bonham Carter and Daniels are taking over the roles of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowden from Vanessa Kirby and Matthew Goode.

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The entire cast of The Crown is being replaced instead of using the same actors and utilizing makeup techniques to age them. Olivia Colman will play Queen Elizabeth II, replacing Claire Foy. Tobias Menzies will play Prince Phillip, replacing Matt Smith. Rounding out the cast is Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles.

All four main actors were nominated for an Emmy for their work on Season 2 just a couple of weeks ago. So, I am sad to see them go. However, I am excited to see what the new crop of actors brings to their famous roles.

Not everyone is keen on the prospect of the replacement actors.

Alex Jennings, who played the Duke of Windsor, Edward VIII, in Seasons 1 and 2 was desperate to stay in his role. As you may know, because it’s history after all, that Edward VII abdicated the throne less than a year after taking it so that he could marry divorced American Wallis Simpson. Oh, how times have changed! Jennings said:

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"“There’s a really good scene – ten days before the Duke of Windsor died the Queen went to visit him, and I really wanted to do that. But they’ve got some old bloke coming in.”"

Jennings’ replacement has yet to be confirmed by Netflix, so who knows if the part was even cast yet.

Sources: Comicbook.com and RadioTimes