Netflix has cast an actress to portray Queen Elizabeth II in her younger years for its $100 million series “The Crown.”
Deadline.com reports that the streaming service cast British actress Claire Foy, who recently appeared in NBC’s “Crossbones” and appears in Jon Stewart’s directorial debut “Rosewater.”
The series will track the queen as she hears the news about her father’s death in 1952 until the present day, and it’s believed that at least three actresses will portray her.
“There is no confirmation yet on whether Helen Mirren will return to the role that won her an Academy Award in ‘The Queen,’” the story notes.
“The Crown” is written by Peter Morgan, who also wrote “The Queen,” the story notes.