Netflix Releases First Image of Imelda Stanton as Queen Elizabeth II in ‘The Crown’

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In season 5 of The Crown, Netflix introduced Emelda Stanton as Queen Elizabeth II.

The beautiful royal drama from Left Bank Pictures is slated to premiere in the UK later this month, with a brand new artist stepping into the shoes of Britain’s most renowned family.

Stanton replaces Emmy nominee Olivia Coleman at 10 Downing Street during Prime Minister John Major’s seven-year rule, depicting her grandeur, according to The Crown’s official Twitter account.

Imelda Staunton As Queen Elizabeth II

Lee Miller will play Major Johnny, Leslie Manville will play Princess Margaret, Jonathan Price will play Prince Philip, and Elizabeth Debbie will represent Princess Diana. Dominic West will play Prince Charles.

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The BBC Panorama interview with Princess Diana, which has made headlines in recent months after an investigation discovered the full extent of reporter Martin Bashir’s betrayal, is expected to be included in Season 5’s plot.

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Oscar contender Stanton, speaking to the BBC earlier this year about the Queen’s function, said the role is complicated because the Crown has a recent history in British history.

“I think the greater challenge, as I want it to be, comes from the fact that I’m doing it now that we know a little bit more.” But then, it was almost history with Claire Foy, and now I’m playing what people can say. “She doesn’t, and she isn’t,” she explains.

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