‘The Crown’ Adds Two-Time Oscar Nominee to the Lineup

May 3, 2018  •  Post A Comment

The acclaimed Netflix drama series “The Crown” just added two new cast members, including two-time Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter.

Carter, who picked up Oscar nominations for her lead performance in “The Wings of the Dove” in 1998 and a supporting role in “The King’s Speech” in 2011, will take over the role of Princess Margaret in “The Crown.”

“I’m not sure which I’m more terrified about — doing justice to the real Princess Margaret or following in the shoes of Vanessa Kirby’s Princess Margaret,” the actress said. “The only thing I can guarantee is that I’ll be shorter [than Vanessa].”

The series also added veteran actor Jason Watkins, who will play Harold Wilson.

Said Watkins: “I am delighted to become part of this exceptional show. And so thrilled to be working once again with Peter Morgan. Harold Wilson is a significant and fascinating character in our history. So looking forward to bringing him to life, through a decade that transformed us culturally and politically.”

The new cast members join the show for season three, which launches in 2019.

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