The Crown Stars Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham-Carter Team Up for a Charity Album
The duo—who are set to star as Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, respectively, in seasons three and four of The Crown—are both working on a charity album, tied to the BBC's "Children in Need" program. A slew of other British heavyweights, including Suranne Jones (Gentleman Jack), Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who), and David Tennant (Broadchurch, Good Omens), are lending their talents as well.
Each actor will select a song that is "most significant" to them, per the Daily Mail. At the famed Abbey Road studios, they'll collaborate with celebrated producers and songwriters to bring the track to life. In addition to the finished album, the project will yield a one-hour television special, which will give the public will get a peek inside the recording process.
"Many of the actors have said trying to nail the role of recording artist has been their most challenging role yet," Mel Balac, BBC Studios's executive producer and creative director, told the Mail. "The personally curated playlist that is being created in aid of Pudsey will be big on musical surprises and laughs, while highlighting the fantastic charities and causes BBC Children in Need supports. Bring on the drama!"
It's unclear which TV show The Crown devotees can look forward to first, this BBC special or the royal drama on Netflix. Both are set to debut sometime later this year—The Crown for an undisclosed date, and the BBC program sometime prior to the BBC's annual Children in Need Appeal on November 15.
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