In the first two seasons of The Crown, actress Claire Foy portrayed the role of Queen Elizabeth II. For seasons three and four, Olivia Colman was cast in the role of the Queen but another new ensemble of actors will be introduced for the fifth season. So will actress Imelda Staunton replace Colman?
Staunton has a long list of credits so if you don’t recognise her name straight away, it is almost guaranteed you would recognise her from one of the films she has starred in.
In the past decade, she has played Professor Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, appeared in Maleficent, Paddington and Shakespeare in Love.
So with the role of the Queen up for grabs for seasons five and six, it is no surprise she has been mentioned.
But has she been chosen as the next Queen in The Crown?
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Will actress Imelda Staunton take over the role of Queen in The Crown season 4? (Image: Netflix)
Actress Imelda Staunton. (Image: Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images)
The streaming service has not confirmed if Staunton will be cast in the fifth and sixth series.
Speaking to Good Housekeeping, a spokesman said: "We are currently filming season four of The Crown but have not commissioned any further seasons as yet, therefore any news on casting remains pure speculation.”
So while it has been widely reported she would be taking over the role, an actress has yet to be cast.
However, Staunton could make the right royal fit going by one of her most recent performances.
Actress Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II. (Image: read more.....