06 January, 2018
After years of fantastic film performances (and a few scattered television mini-series), Oscar-nominated actor Helena Bonham Carter might be ready to make a bigger TV commitment, as she is in talks with streaming giant Netflix to join its historical drama The Crown as Princess Margaret.
Creator and showrunner Peter Morgan has said previously that he planned to re-cast the roles every two seasons to portray different time periods in the characters' lives.
Though she obviously has the professional experience to take on the royal role, Bonham Carter also has an IRL connection to Princess Margaret.
The Crown won't be Bonham Carter's first time joining the royal family onscreen. It's also proven to be a solid ratings hit, with nearly 3 million Netflix subscribers tuning into the season two premiere within the first three days of its release, according to Nielsen.
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Vanessa Kirby and Matthew Goode as Princess Margaret and Lord Snowden. Bonham Carter would be a flawless fit for it, and based on what we know about Princess Margaret there is plenty of meaty material to come. Though there are surely plenty of actors who would love to score the plump part of the queen's husband, it will take someone formidable to hold their own against Colman and Bonham Carter.
The second season, which premiered December 8 on the streaming service, ended with Margaret marrying Matthew Goode's Earl of Snowdon and pregnant with their first child.
Hopefully, there are some more castings announced in the days ahead; we know that for us, we're very much curious to learn precisely who could be starring in the role of Philip.