Netflix Shares First Official Look At Gillian Anderson As Margaret Thatcher In The Crown
Until now fans of the show have only seen brief glimpses of the actor taking the role of the former PM, but today Netflix has shared the first proper chance to see her character as well as some snaps of Emma Corrin as Princess Diana.
The Sex Education star recently revealed that she was quick to sign up to the part of Thatcher, telling Deadline: "There are a few things in life where, if they come your way, you just know you have to say yes, before the fear says no."
But taking on such a divisive character took its toll on Anderson, who also revealed: "Certainly, as we got closer to filming, I almost died. My heart has never beat so fast in all of my life."
However, according to co-star Olivia Coleman (who plays the Queen) she needn't have been concerned as she's 'amazing' as Thatcher.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Coleman said: "The moment she opened her mouth in the read-through, you could feel everyone wanting to do a little silent 'Yay!' because she was so brilliant.
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Although the fourth season is yet to land on Netflix, the show has already been snapped up for two more.
The Crown was initially set to run for five seasons, but the show's creators and Netflix decided that to tell the story properly a sixth and final season would need to be added.
Creator and executive producer Peter Morgan said in a statement in July: "Series six will not bring us any closer to present day - it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail.
"As we started to discuss the storylines for series five, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story, we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons.
Netflix added: "So to summarise - we'll have one more season with Queen Olivia Colman, before she passes the crown to Imelda Staunton. We're just half way through! Lovely."
The Crown season four lands on Netflix on 15 November.
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