The Crown Returns For Season 5 to Netflix With Harry Potter Alumna Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth, Best Known For Playing Dolores Umbridge

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Created by Peter Morgan, The Crown has been hailed for its acting and editing as it has won 21 PrimeTime Emmys since season one. The historical drama series is based on the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in seasons 1 and 2 of The Crown.

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Being the first season to air after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, season 5 will be released on Netflix on November 9th. The upcoming season was announced at TUDUM 2022, a fan event that covers many Netflix productions.


Who are the new actors for season 5?

Since the series has moved forward in time, we will be seeing new actors take over the role of some characters as they’ve grown. Set around the events of the tragic death of Princess Diana, we will see Elizabeth Debicki play the character in season 5.

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The filming of season 6 of The Crown was suspended for two days, honoring Queen Elizabeth’s death.

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Along with Elizabeth Debicki, we will see Dominic West join the cast as the Prince of Wales, and Jonathan Pryce as the Duke of Edinburgh. Some other actors include Bertie Carvel, Jonny Lee Miller, Lesley Manville, and Senan West.


Imelda Staunton as the Queen of England?

Along with the new actors, we will also see Imelda Staunton join the cast of The Crown for season 5. Well known for playing the villainous Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films, fans found her performance perfect and scary at times in Order of the Phoenix.

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Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter series.

She will be the third actress to play Queen Elizabeth II, after Claire Foy and Olivia Colman. The actor commented on her casting and the history of the show in a statement, she said:


“As an actor it was a joy to see how both Claire Foy and Olivia Colman brought something special and unique to Peter Morgan’s scripts. I am genuinely honoured to be joining such an exceptional creative team and to be taking The Crown to its conclusion.”

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Fans have commented on the casting and noted how they cannot stop remembering her as Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. While most congratulated her on the casting, some have noted how her presence can get distracting due to her previous films.


The Crown season 5 is set to release on Netflix on November 9th.

Source: Entertainment Weekly


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