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'The Crown': Should Imelda Staunton Be The Next Queen Elizabeth II?

Will Imelda Staunton play the Queen in Netflix's The Crown seasons 5 and 6? 
November 22, 2019 - 09:45 / Sarah Schulz

Netflix's The Crown just released its season three on Netflix this past Sunday starring Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II. Now, fans are wondering who could be the next Queen... 

Fans everywhere just adore the incredibly well-made Netflix series The Crown. Seasons one and two starred Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and Matt Smith as the Duke of Edinburgh. The most recent season 3 that was released on Sunday November 17th, stars Olivia Colman as the Queen and Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip.

The Crown star Olivia Colman really struggled to hide her emotions while filming season 3.
The Crown star Olivia Colman really struggled to hide her emotions while filming season 3.

Could Imelda Staunton be The Crown's next Queen?

Many British publishers were speculating that the Vera Drake and Downton Abbey star, Imelda Staunton, could portray Queen Elizabeth II in seasons 5 and 6. It seems as though the actors chosen for the cast play their respective roles for two full seasons, a total of 20 episodes. 

The Crown: Any news on casting is pure speculation

Netflix has commented on the speculation and said that, "We are currently filming season 4 of The Crown but have not commissioned any further seasons as yet." Noting that any news on casting is pure speculation. However, we are wondering who would be better suited for the role other than Imelda Staunton herself?

Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies as Quen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in The Crown.
Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies as Quen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in The Crown.

 

Who is Imelda Staunton? 

Staunton is a 63-year-old Oscar-nominated actress who is best known for her starring role in the 2004 drama Vera Drake and for playing "Dolores Umbridge" in the Harry Potter films. We will have to see who takes on The Crown after the wonderful Olivia Colman.

Imelda Staunton attends The Old Vic Bicentenary Ball at The Old Vic Theatre on May 13, 2018

Season 4 of Netflix's The Crown is set to premiere in 2020. Stay tuned...