Netflix's 'The Crown' Casts Helena Bonham Carter As Princess Margaret

Oscar Cross
January 6, 2018

Actress Vanessa Kirby has charmingly embodied the princess for both seasons of the series-but as the show moves forward in time, a new actress must be cast to play an aged-up version of Margaret in Season 3.

Due to The Crown's intention to portray Queen Elizabeth's life over the span of multiple decades, the decision was made by series creator Peter Morgan to recast the roles in later seasons, rather than applying makeup to the show's current actors, according to Variety.

Funnily enough, Carter played The Queen Mother in 2010's The King's Speech, so she has some familiarity with roles of royalty.

It's being reported that Netflix is close to a deal with Carter to join the third season, which will already be switching leads as Claire Foy gives way to Olivia Colman playing the older Queen Elizabeth II.

For Carter, playing a member of the royal family is not entirely new territory.

"You'll forget all about me and the rest of the cast". But as synonymous as Foy, Matt Smith, Kirby, and the others have become with their roles, they have worthy successors.


The Crown's historical consultant, Robert Lacey, spoke to Town & Country about what the audience can expect from the upcoming season.

Not that we'd anxiously awaiting that moment for two seasons or anything.

"In Season 3, without giving anything away-it's on the record, it's history-we'll see the breakup of this extraordinary marriage between Margaret and Snowdon", he said.

Just think what kind of a country we'd be living in if the Queen had suffered a tragic accident before having the kids and Margaret had become queen.

You know who can do sassy, demanding, and aggressive?

One of the dreamiest side effects of The Crown is how it's introduced royal neophytes to the force of nature that was Princess Margaret.

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