If you’ve watched Seasons 1 and 2 of Netflix’s amazing series “The Crown,” you know we are saying goodbye to most of the cast. Claire Foy, Matt Smith, and Vanessa Kirby– and Matthew Goode–will be replaced in Season 3 by older actors.
Already cast is Olivia Coleman replacing the remarkable Claire Foy was Elizabeth. But the big news today is that Helena Bonham Carter– who is really a big star– will play Princess Margaret. HBC is a NAME– which means Margaret’s hard partying in the 1970s is going to be front and center. What fun that will be!
Still to be named are the actors for Lord Snowdon, Prince Phillip, for Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, and so on. “The Crown” is budgeted at $156 million, so there’s money to attract more stars. But the excitement of it so far has been introducing new names, like Foy and Kirby. So let’s hope we see more of that.
HBC, by the way, is one of the funniest, and best, actresses in the world. She’s going to make Princess Margaret a legend.
As for this weekend’s Golden Globes, Claire Foy had better win again. That’s all I can say.