Netflix has confirmed Lesley Manville will play Princess Margaret the the fifth and final season of The Crown.
The actress will take over from Helena Bonham-Carter, who played the Queen’s rebellious in the show’s third season, and upcoming fourth season.
Before Helena, the role was played by Vanessa Kirby.
Lesley’s casting was confirmed on The Crown’s official Twitter page today.
Lesley Manville will play Princess Margaret in the fifth season of The Crown. pic.twitter.com/R5aZEBOW0t
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) July 2, 2020
Lesley said: “I could not be happier to be playing Princess Margaret. The baton is being passed on from two formidable actresses and I really don’t want to let the side down.”
“Furthermore, to play siblings with my dear friend Imelda Staunton will be nothing short of a complete joy.”
The Crown’s cast changes every two seasons to reflect the ageing process of the British royal family.
The hit series will conclude after season five, and Imelda Staunton will take over as Queen Elizabeth II from Olivia Colman.
Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth II in the fifth and final season of The Crown. pic.twitter.com/hUOob58A9p
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) January 31, 2020
Olivia portrayed the British monarch in season three, and the show’s upcoming season four.
Before Olivia took over the role, Claire Foy played Queen Elizabeth II in seasons 1 and 2.
The first, second and third seasons of The Crown are available to stream on Netflix right now.
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