A key role in the fourth season of Netflix’s popular and award-winning period drama series “The Crown” will be played by Gillian Anderson.
Reports the U.K. publication The Sunday Times, “Margaret Thatcher is returning to British television screens, and this time she will be played by the ‘X-Files’ actress Gillian Anderson, who is swapping her FBI badge for a handbag in the fourth series [i.e., season] of the blockbuster Netflix series ‘The Crown.’”
Writes Variety, “Anderson is the latest notable name to join ‘The Crown’ in the role of an iconic real-life political figure, following John Lithgow’s turn as Winston Churchill. The series is poised for a shift in its upcoming third season as Olivia Colman moves into the role of Queen Elizabeth II after two seasons of Claire Foy as the monarch.”
Variety adds, “The casting of Anderson as Thatcher indicates that season four will stretch into the 1980s. There’s no word yet from Netflix on a premiere date for season three. Netflix renewed the Sony Pictures TV series for seasons three and four in 2017.”