'The Crown' Taps Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret

'The Crown' Taps Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret”

Princess Margaret's relationships with Peter Townsend and Antony Armstrong-Jones were both featured, with her marriage to the Earl of Snowdon taking place in the second season.

Netflix announced in October that Olivia Colman will take the reins from Emmy victor Claire Foy to play Queen Elizabeth.

This isn't the first time Bonham Carter has starred in a regal role - the Harry Potter actress also played Princess Margaret's mother, the original Queen Elizabeth (also known as the Queen Mother) in the Academy Award winning film, The King's Speech. "Someone has to bring their own fatigue to it", Morgan told Variety prior to the series' premiere in 2016. Bonham Carter knows how to play misfits, outsiders, and posh upper-crust dwellers-and a multi-episode arc as Princess Margaret would surely be one of her juiciest roles to date. The feelings we all have as 50-year-olds are different than the feelings we all have as 30-year-olds.

She would join Olivia Colman in seasons 3 and 4, and would take over the role from Vanessa Kirby.

Bonham Carter has had plenty of experience playing British royals previously.

For Clare Foy, who is quite brilliant as the young "Her Majesty", it must feel like playing soppy Cinderella in a really high-class panto, while watching fellow actress Vanessa Kirby have all the Ugly Sister scenery-chewing fun. But the excitement of it so far has been introducing new names, like Foy and Kirby.

The actress also revealed just how hard it was to part with playing Princess Margaret since "parts like this hardly ever come along".

Each season of the series has covered a little less than a decade of history; season one spanned eight years, season two spanned seven.

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