Claire Foy Excited To Be Replaced By Olivia Colman On 'The Crown'

Claire Foy Excited To Be Replaced By Olivia Colman On 'The Crown'”

Broadchurch star Olivia Colman will be acceding to the throne in The Crown, a series spokesperson has confirmed.

Olivia Colman has been tapped to play the Queen in seasons 3 and 4 of "The Crown" - and Claire Foy, who has played the role for the drama's first two seasons, calls the choice "amazing" and says she couldn't be happier for her.

Colman said watching the show created a feeling of "just one more" episode and paid tribute to her predecessor. She will next be seen in Sir Kenneth Branagh's big-screen version of Murder On The Orient Express, which opens in cinemas next week.

Peter Morgan, who also wrote The Queen and the play The Audience has blasted the Royal Family and stated that his success may stem from his unique view on the monarchy.

Colman will be in series three and four of the show and is due to be seen in the role from 2019.

She has said of her forthcoming role: "I'm so thrilled to be part of The Crown". Claire Foy told Variety, "I just think she's extraordinary".

On top of that, the actress can make almost anything interesting, and the time period covered by The Crown in seasons three and four, which Colman is now signed up for, are potentially the dullest, so her presence will be someone of a godsend.

The Crown, which airs on Netflix, won a Golden Globe for best television series with further awards for Claire Foy and John Lithcow.

Fans were anxious about who would fill the role, but Colman, of Broadchurch and The Night Manager, is BBC's ideal choice to play the Queen during her middle years.

Another actress is expected to take over to play the monarch in later life. We'll see her as Elizabeth in the '60s, '70s and '80s, during which the most exciting event was probably one assassination attempt.

The British actress has also experienced playing royalty as she had played Queen Elizabeth in "Hyde Park on Hudson", a biographical historical comedy-drama, alongside Bill Murray as Franklin D. Roosevelt and Samuel West as King George VI.

Season 1 of The Crown covered the period between Elizabeth's marriage to Philip in 1947 to the disintegration of Princess Margaret's engagement to Peter Townsend in 1955.

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