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Imelda Staunton to play as Queen Elizabeth in Netflix’s ‘The Crown’

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

01st Feb, 2020. 01:33 pm
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Imelda Staunton

British actress Imelda Staunton will play an older Queen Elizabeth in the final season of award-winning television series The Crown.

According to the details, Netflix’s The Crown to end after five seasons with Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth.

The Netflix series about the British royal family will end after five seasons rather than the six seasons originally envisaged.

Staunton, best known for playing the vindictive Ministry of Magic official Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter movies.

She will take over from Olivia Colman, who played the monarch in middle age in season three.

And also yet-to-be-released fourth season of The Crown.

Staunton said in a statement, “I feel honoured” to take The Crown to its conclusion.”

‘The Crown’, whose first two seasons cost about $130 million to make, dramatizes key events in the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth, the world’s longest-serving monarch.

Claire Foy, as the young queen, and Colman both won Golden Globes for their performances and the series has won multiple awards since it launched in 2016.

“At the outset I had imagined ‘The Crown’ running for six seasons but now that we have begun work on the stories for season five it has become clear to me that this is the perfect time and place to stop,” writer said in a statement.

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