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Bow down to the new queen: Olivia Colman will replace Claire Foy in The Crown for seasons 3, 4

Olivia Colman of Broadchurch and The Night Manager will play Queen Elizabeth on The Crown for seasons 3 and 4, replacing Claire Foy.

tv Updated: Oct 27, 2017 12:15 IST
Press Trust of India
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The fans are happy with Netflix’s decidsion to cast Olivia Colman as the older Queen Elizabeth.

Netflix has roped in actor Olivia Colman to replace Claire Foy as Her Royal Highness in The Crown directed by Peter Morgan. Colman will take over the lead role for the show’s third and fourth seasons, reported Entertainment Weekly.

Foy was only set to play the young queen for two seasons. Colman is best known for her role in Broadchurch and The Night Manager. She won a Golden Globe Award last year for the latter. She will now be seen in The Murder on Orient Express.

According to Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos, they want the period drama to run for six seasons, following the Queen’s story throughout her whole life.

The second season of The Crown is set to debut December 8 on the streaming service.

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First Published: Oct 27, 2017 12:15 IST