THE Crown returns for another spectacular Netflix series on November 17, and as we’re nearing the premiere date, the streaming firm has finally revealed a teaser trailer!
With a whole new star-studded cast – from the likes of Olivia Colman to Helena Bonham Carter, who else is in the lineup for the highly-anticipated season three? Here’s what you need to know…
Who’s in The Crown series three cast?
Olivia Colman plays Queen Elizabeth
Olivia Colman, 45, replaces Claire Foy as the monarch in the next series.
The actress has racked up a long list of film and TV credits, most notably ITV crime drama Broadchurch, in which she plays Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Olivia said: “I’m really nervous to take over something that’s been so great — it’s scary.
“They’re giving me a great voice coach who will make sure I speak like the Queen.
“So I’ll just learn the lines and try and copy exactly what they do.
“Claire Foy has let me know I can call if I need to.”
Helena Bonham Carter plays Princess Margaret
The English actress, 53, is known for films like Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter.
She takes on the role of Princess Margaret from Vanessa Kirby.
Before she got into acting, Helena had no formal training but launched her career when she won a writing contest in 1979 and used the money to get into the Spotlight directory for actors.
Her first lead role was as the title character in the 1986 film Lady Jane and she also played Lucy Honeychurch in A Room With a View.
Tobias Menzies plays Prince Philip
Tobias, 45, is best known for starring in Game of Thrones.
He played Edmure Tully, the son and heir of Lord Hoster Tully, from 2013 to 2016.
The actor takes over the role of Prince Philip in The Crown – following in the footsteps of Matt Smith who starred as the Queen’s husband for Seasons one and two.
Josh O’Connor plays Prince Charles
Josh, 29, is best known known for his portrayal of Johnny Saxby in the 2017 film God’s Own Country, directed by Francis Lee, for which he won a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor.
The star is also well-loved for playing Lawrence on ITV hit show The Durrells.
Josh has had roles on Ripper Street and Peaky Blinders.
The actor will be playing an older Prince Charles.
Speaking about his role to ES Magazine, the actor said: “I think the first thing I learned is that it’s totally impossible to replicate the real man.
“I don’t know who he is, none of us do.”
Ben Daniels plays Lord Snowdon
The 55-year-old trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and secured one of his roles as Justin Hayward, the lead singer of the Moody Blues, in two of the band’s music videos.
Ben is classically a stage actor and won the 2001 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in All My Sons, a decade after he was first nominated for his role in Never the Sinner.
Jason Watkins plays Prime Minister Harold Wilson
The Line of Duty actor has had countless television roles including parts in Troilled, Midsomer Murders and Hold The Sunset.
He has won a BAFTA for his performance in the two-part drama The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies.
As well as his work in TV, he has also stared in films such as Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Nativity! and Wild Child.
Erin Doherty plays Princess Anne
Call the Midwife’s Erin had a brief stint in the BBC drama in 2017 and appeared in the TV mini series of Les Miserables.
Born in Crawley, West Sussex, Erin studied at thew Guilford School of Acting for one year, before starting a three-year theatre programme at the Bristol Old Vic theatre.
Marion Bailey plays The Queen Mother
The British actress is best known for her work with film director Mike Leigh, who she is also in a relationship.
Their collaborations include Meantime, All or Nothing, Vera Drake and Mr. Turner.
She has also had roles in notable dramas including The Bill, Holby City and A Touch of Frost.
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When is season three of The Crown on Netflix?
Series three of The Crown has been confirmed for release on November 17, 2019.
The new season will premiere exclusively on Netflix just as the first two have.
Seasons one and two aired in 2016 and 2017 and the Netflix drama has also been renewed for a fourth series.
Has a trailer for The Crown season three been released?
On September 20, Netflix unveiled a first look teaser of what is to expect from our new Queen, played by Olivia Colman.
The 30-second clip is more or less an introduction for viewers to get a glimpse of the actress as she takes over Claire Foy’s role on the show for the next two seasons.
In the clip, Olivia’s monarch gets a stamp profile picture taken and she’s shown Claire’s stamp next to her new one.
When she’s assured that it’s showcasing her “transition” from a young lady, the Queen interrupts: “[To] old bat?”
“Nothing one can do about it, one just has to get on with it.”
This is the first time fans will have heard Colman’s voice as she takes on the character of Queen Elizabeth – and she does a pretty good job at channeling Her Majesty.