'The Crown' Season 3 First Look

Olivia Colman

‘The Crown’: First Image Revealed Of Olivia Colman As Queen Elizabeth II

Her predecessor Foy said: "She doesn't need any advice from me, she knows what she's doing".

Filming begins this month for Season 3, so there's no trailer yet - but today, Netflix issued their first teaser by posting a photo of Olivia Colman in her new role, alongside the caption: "Patience".

Rounding out that new cast: Tobias Menzies will play Prince Philip (formerly played by Matt Smith), Helena Bonham Carter will be Princess Margaret (formerly Vanessa Kirby), and Ben Daniels will play the charming but perhaps not fully emotionally trustworthy Antony Armstrong-Jones, Margaret's husband (played previous by Matthew Goode). "You can't ask someone to act middle-aged", Peter Morgan told Variety. Colman, 44, is replacing Claire Foy in "The Crown" as the queen gets older ― for Season 3 and Season 4. 'The feelings we all have as 50-year-olds are different than the feelings we all have as 30-year-olds'.

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The image shows the queen sipping a nice cuppa and wearing her signature pearls. The show is also set to cover Prince Charles' marriage to Princess Diana and his subsequent affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles - now the Duchess of Cornwall - and the Margaret Thatcher era.

Speaking about the role earlier this year, Colman said she was "thrilled to be part of the Crown". Seasons three and four are expected to portray the royal couple from the mid-1960s onwards.

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