How The Stars of The Crown Compare to Their Real-Life Royal Counterparts
Netflix's The Crown shines a spotlight on Queen Elizabeth II's reign, and like any biopic, some characters are more true-to-life than others. And the comparisons will only grown in season three when the entire show is being recast. Here's how the actors stack up against history.
OLIVIA COLMAN AS QUEEN ELIZABETH II
In seasons three and four, Colman will take over from Claire Foy in the role of Queen Elizabeth.
HELENA BONHAM CARTER AS PRINCESS MARGARET
Bonham Carter will follow in the footsteps of Vanessa Kirby to play the Queen's sister.
BEN DANIELS AS LORD SNOWDON
He's taking over the role from Matthew Goode.
TOBIAS MENZIES AS PRINCE PHILIP
The English actor best known for his dual roles on Outlander will play the Duke of Edinburgh in season three and four.
CLAIRE FOY AS QUEEN ELIZABETH II
MATT SMITH AS PRINCE PHILIP
MICHAEL C. HALL AS JOHN F. KENNEDY
JODI BALFOUR AS JACKIE KENNEDY
VICTORIA HAMILTON AS QUEEN MOTHER
JEREMY NORTHAM AS ANTHONY EDEN
JOHN LITHGOW AS WINSTON CHURCHILL
VANESSA KIRBY AS PRINCESS MARGARET
JARED HARRIS AS KING GEORGE VI
ALEX JENNINGS AS PRINCE EDWARD, DUKE OF WINDSOR AND LIA WILLIAMS AS WALLIS SIMPSON
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