Helena Bonham Carter and Jason Watkins join cast of The Crown


The season will cover Harold Wilson's time as Prime Minister, Princess Margaret's affair and divorce, plus introduce Camilla Parker Bowles and Lady Diana Spencer, who will be the focus of already confirmed season 4. Harold Wilson is a significant and fascinating character in our history.

They join previously announced cast members Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II and Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, who are taking over from Claire Foy and Matt Smith.

The Crown, arguably the jewel of Netflix's original series, is gearing up to shoot its third and fourth seasons back-to-back, and the online streamer has today rolled out the red carpet for its ensemble cast.

Netflix has confirmed that Helena Bonham Carter will play Princess Margaret on the upcoming season of the hit series The Crown. Vanessa Kirby portrayed a younger version of the princess in Seasons 1 and 2 of "The Crown".

Wilson, who served two tenures as head of the United Kingdom government, is the latest Prime Minister to be featured on The Crown, following Winston Churchill (John Lithgow), Clement Attlee (Simon Chandler), Anthony Eden (Jeremy Northam) and Harold Macmillan (Anton Lesser). So looking forward to bringing him to life, through a decade that transformed us culturally and politically. "The only thing I can guarantee is that I'll be shorter [than Vanessa]".

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Wilson served as Prime Minister from 1964-1970 and from 1974-1976.

"And I am excited to be working so closely with Olivia; and the whole team".

Watkins, who is known for the British series "Being Human", "Trollied" and "W1A", teased news of his casting earlier on Twitter.

We don't have a release date set for The Crown season 3, but we know it won't be until 2019.