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How The Stars of The Crown Compare to Their Real-Life Royal Counterparts

From Queen Elizabeth II to Winston Churchill.
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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


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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


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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


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MATT SMITH AS PRINCE PHILIP


MICHAEL C. HALL AS JOHN F. KENNEDY


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JODI BALFOUR AS JACKIE KENNEDY


VICTORIA HAMILTON AS QUEEN MOTHER


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JEREMY NORTHAM AS ANTHONY EDEN


JOHN LITHGOW AS WINSTON CHURCHILL


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VANESSA KIRBY AS PRINCESS MARGARET


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JARED HARRIS AS KING GEORGE VI


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ALEX JENNINGS AS PRINCE EDWARD, DUKE OF WINDSOR AND LIA WILLIAMS AS WALLIS SIMPSON


More: New Photos of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson Have Just Surfaced

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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