As the series continues to edge closer and closer to the present day, fanfare for the Netflix production has increased with each passing season. ‘The Crown’ season five will be the most contemporary take on The Royal Family yet, rumoured to (once again) closely follow the People’s Princess, Diana the Princess of Wales. And so, here’s everything we know about the upcoming season so far. To begin with, let’s start with the brand new cast.
Who’s been cast in ‘The Crown’ season five? There is a huge cast lined up for season five, but here are the five most prominent figures that the storyline will be closely following.Of course, we can’t have ‘The Crown’ without the one in charge. Taking over from the stunning Olivia Colman will be Imelda Staunton as Queen Lizzy readies herself for hitting her prime during her mid-50s. The ’90s didn’t prove to be very celebratory time for Elizabeth II, unfortunately, meaning we’ll most likely see her portrayed in a far more dour way than ever before.
Staunton is without a doubt the most well-known face to join the cast, having had starring roles in a long run of theatrical productions as well as on screen in ‘Paddington’, ‘Sense and Sensibility’, ‘Nanny McPhee’ and as Professor “hem hem” Umbridge in ‘Harry Potter’. Jonathan Pryce is taking over from Tobias Menzies as The Duke of Edinburgh enters his 70th year. With The Royal Family about to enter their most challenging decade yet, Philip will remain steadfast in his support of Princess Diana, which will likely be explored further this season.
As well as appearing in theatrical shows in the West End and Broadway, viewers will recognise Pryce from his time in ‘Game of Thrones’ as Cercei’s former right-hand man, The High Sparrow. He’s also known for his roles in ‘The Two Popes’ as Pope Francis and ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise as Governor Swann. The Countess of Snowdon will be portrayed by Lesley Manville in seasons five and six, a role that was previously played by Helena Bonham Carter. Margret has proven to be one of the most tragic roles seen on screen, having been unlucky in love and suffering from identity crises as she lives in her sister’s shadow. Manville is one of those faces that has appeared in many productions over the years, including ‘Maleficent’, ‘Harlots’ and a new BBC series from this year ‘Sherwood’. She also played Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the Channel 4 docuseries ‘The Queen’ from 2009.