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Claire Foy and Queen Elizabeth II
Matt Smith and Prince Philip
Vanessa Kirby and Princess Margaret
Vanessa Kirby starred as young Princess Margaret in seasons 1 and 2.
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.
Olivia Colman and Queen Elizabeth II
Oscar winner Olivia Colman succeeded Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, portraying the monarch in seasons 3 and 4.
Tobias Menzies and Prince Philip
Helena Bonham Carter and Princess Margaret
Helena Bonham Carter took on the role of the queen's younger sister in season 3 and season 4.
Erin Doherty and Princess Anne
Erin Doherty stars as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's daughter, Princess Anne, starting in season 3.
Josh O'Connor and Prince Charles
Josh O'Connor played Charles — the queen's eldest son and heir to the throne — in seasons 3 and 4.
Emerald Fennell and Camilla Parker Bowles
Emma Corrin and Princess Diana
Pennyworth actress Emma Corrin starred as Diana, Princess of Wales in season 4.
Gillian Anderson and Margaret Thatcher
Gillian Anderson played Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in season 4 of the Netflix period drama.
Imelda Staunton and Queen Elizabeth II II
Lesley Manville and Princess Margaret
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
Dominic West as Prince Charles
Dominic West (The Wire, The Affair) will portray Prince Charles in seasons 5 and 6, taking over the role from Josh O'Connor.