Helena Bonham Carter Is Joining Netflix's 'The Crown'

The British star is tipped as the frontrunner to replace Vanessa Kirby in the role following creator Peter Morgan's re-casting of the current stars playing younger versions of the British royals.

Netflix announced in October that Olivia Colman will take the reins from Emmy victor Claire Foy to play Queen Elizabeth. Though Netflix has yet to confirm, an exciting new contender has popped into the conversation: Helena Bonham Carter.

"The Crown" s second season dropped on the streaming service on December 8.

"You can't ask someone to act middle-aged". Both Bonham Carter and Colman have previously played the Queen Mother on film, played in the show by Victoria Hamilton up until now, with Bonham Carter receiving an Oscars nod for the performance in The King's Speech. "Someone has to bring their own fatigue to it", Morgan told Variety prior to the series' premiere in 2016.

According to the Evening Standard, Bonham Carter was in the running to play Elizabeth before the decision that she would play Margaret.

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"The Crown" is looking to add another member to its royal family. The feelings we all have as 50-year-olds are different than the feelings we all have as 30-year-olds.

Now all we need is a new Prince Philip and a release date for Season 3. Bonham Carter would be a ideal fit for it, and based on what we know about Princess Margaret there is plenty of meaty material to come.

Vanessa Kirby returned as the obstinate and passionate princess Margaret in season 2 and once again, stole every scene she was in.

"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.

  • Stacy Houston