Parting is such sweet sorrow, but part we must with The Crown’s beguiling cast that entertained us for the Netflix hit drama’s first two seasons. Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth), Matt Smith (Prince Philip) and Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret) were only ever cast for two seasons as the lead characters. All three will be replaced by older actors for Seasons 3 and 4, as The Crown speeds through the decades, and again by a new set of actors for Seasons 5 and 6, which will see the royal family reach their twilight years. As magnificent as Foy has been as Queen Elizabeth, the role falls into the very capable hands of British standout star Olivia Colman for Seasons 3 and 4. Colman will be best known to to Anglophiles for her roles in Broadchurch, The Night Manager and Fleabag. And rumor has it that Netflix is eyeing A-list actor Helena Bonham Carter to replace Kirby as Margaret. But who could play Prince Philip in Seasons 3 and 4? As The Crown enters the 1970s in Season 3, the actor will need to be older than Smith is now: The former Doctor Who star is 35. The next actor should probably be… Read full this story
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