Claire Foy's Replacement In 'The Crown' Has Been Revealed!

It is not yet confirmed yet who will take over the role of Prince Phillip from Doctor Who actor Matt Smith.

Ms Colman, 43, who was at sixth form at Gresham's School in Holt from 1990-1992, will play the role of Queen Elizabeth II from the ages of 40 to 60, through 20 eipsodes in series three and four. Now as the show moves along, some key casting changes are expected on the horizon starting with Colman taking over the role after the second season.

It's thought she'll stick around for the show's fourth series, at which point another actress will take over the throne, should the show be commissioned for a fifth and sixth run. "He's a source of great happiness for Margaret, exhausted of the buttoned-down conservatism of palace life, but he hides dark secrets".

The Crown Season 2 spoilers indicate that Claire Foy's replacement has finally been revealed. "We'll see it lay out over decades", The Hollywood Reporter - which also announced Colman's casting Thursday - quoted Netflix chief Ted Sarandos as saying about the series previous year.

Colman, herself a Golden Globe victor, is certainly no stranger to portraying members of the English monarchy-which is basically a rite of passage for young British actors.

Series creator Peter Morgan has said that incorporating older actors, rather than using prosthetics to age the cast, would bring more veracity to the drama. Colman is best known for her role in Broadchurch and The Night Manager. To the uninitiated, The Crown follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1970s to present day, charting her wedding and beyond. The feelings we all have as 50-year-olds are different than the feelings we all have as 30-year-olds.

The Crown will return for Season 2 on December 8, 2017.

  • Kyle Peterson