Queen Olivia Colman Covers Entertainment Weekly


You may know her as the detective from Broadchurch, or the mum from the black comedy Flowers, or the intelligence operative from The Night Manager, or the hotel manager from The Lobster, or the godmother from Fleabag, or as Queen Anne from The Favourite. But Olivia Colman's next role is filling Claire Foy's shoes as Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown.

More pics of the cast, including Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret and Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip.

Prince Phillip


Video of Olivia and Tobias

  • Olivia agreed to do the show right away - she was a fan of the first two seasons.

  • The show didn't love that she was playing another queen, but decided that the roles were different enough.

  • The upcoming season will focus less on Elizabeth and Phillip's marital issues, and more on Margaret's relationship and the romance between Charles and Camilla.

  • Diana has already been cast, but will not appear until season four.

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