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Claire Foy and young Queen Elizabeth II
Olivia Colman and Queen Elizabeth II
Matt Smith and young Prince Philip
Tobias Menzies and Prince Philip
Vanessa Kirby and young Princess Margaret
Vanessa Kirby starred as young Princess Margaret in seasons 1 and 2.
Helena Bonham Carter and Princess Margaret
Helena Bonham Carter takes over the role of the queen's younger sister in season 3.
Victoria Hamilton and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Victoria Hamilton portrayed the first Queen Elizabeth turned Queen Mother in seasons 1 and 2.
John Lithgow and Winston Churchill
John Lithgow won an Emmy and a SAG Award for his portrayal of Prime Minister Winston Churchill in season 1.
Erin Doherty and Princess Anne
Erin Doherty will play Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's daughter, Princess Anne, in season 3.
Josh O'Connor and Prince Charles
Josh O'Connor will play Charles — the queen's eldest son and heir to the throne — beginning in season 3.
Emerald Fennell and Camilla Parker Bowles
Emma Corrin and Princess Diana
Pennyworth actress Emma Corrin will star as Diana, Princess of Wales in season 4.
Gillian Anderson and Margaret Thatcher
Imelda Staunton and Queen Elizabeth II II
Lesley Manville and Princess Margaret
Oscar nominee Lesley Manville is thrilled to be taking over the part of younger sister Princess Margaret in seasons 5 and 6, saying in a statement, "The baton is being passed on from two formidable actresses and I really don't want to let the side down. Furthermore, to play siblings with my dear friend Imelda Staunton will be nothing short of a complete joy."
Jonathan Pryce and Prince Philip
Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes, Game of Thrones) will play Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in seasons 5 and 6 of The Crown.
Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana
Tenet star Elizabeth Debicki will star as the late Princess Diana on seasons 5 and 6 of the historical drama.