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Does the new cast of The Crown meet your expectations?

Season 3 of The Crown is now available on Netflix, and with the new series, we see a brand new cast occupying Buckingham Palace.

Olivia Coleman plays the Queen

Olivia Colman takes over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foy, who played her for the first two series and won an Emmy in the process.

Helena Bonham Carter plays Princess Margaret

Helana Bonham Carter plays Princess Margaret, and takes over the role from Vanessa Kirby, the new episodes will see the collapse of Margaret’s marriage to Antony Armstrong-Jones, Lord Snowdon, who is now played by Ben Daniels, taking over from Matthew Goode.

It also follows her affair with Roddy Llewellyn (played by Harry Treadaway), who was almost 20 years her junior.

The pair sparked a scandal when they were photographed in Mustique while Margaret was still married to her husband but went on to have an eight-year relationship.

Tobias Menzies plays the Duke of Edinburgh

Tobias Menzies plays the Duke of Edinburgh, which was previously played by Matt Smith and Josh O’Connor is portraying the Prince of Wales.

The third series of the period drama will cover 1964-1977, set against the backdrop of the miners’ strikes, the country’s bankruptcy and national security threats, as well as the tenure of Harold Wilson as prime minister, Prince Charles’s investiture as Prince of Wales and the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.

Have you watched it yet? Have you binge-watched it like us? What are your views on the new cast?

Does the new cast of The Crown meet your expectations?

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Bajer
3 days ago
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I've watched all the lot, enjoyed it for what it is "entertainment." Also spent most of the episodes explaining what, when and how to my adult Son, that's when he lifts his head from his ipad

(how do they do that, surf the internet and watch TV...??)

In one straight faced comment he asked if Lady Penelope was a cousin of our Queen Elizabeth, I pointed out, that Lady Penelope was a "wooden" puppet, a bit like some of Olivia Coleman's acting in this program.

His reply "Thunderbirds are GO"!!!

We each remember our own time, in our own way.
PaulR9
5 days ago
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The stand out cast members fir me are Ben Daniel's, Tobias Menzies , Olivia coleman and whoever's that is playing Princess Anne
The only one I think is a bit over the top is Helena Bonham Carter.
No surprise there then!
DizzySpells
3rd Dec 2019
0
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I found season 3 rather dull and I am confused by the blur between reality and fiction. I think HBC did a great job of portraying Margaret and the episode about Charles investiture was enlightening. Nonetheless I am looking forward to season 4
Tricia1704
26th Nov 2019
1
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I thought it was quite boring. I don’t want to put the fault on the actors but think it was more on the script
KarenC29
26th Nov 2019
1
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I am really disappointed in the casting of Olivia Coleman and Tobias Menzies. Colemans' accent is awful and she does not have the professional poise of Claire Foy. Menzies was brilliant in Outlander and his performance is starkly under par in the Crown. Casting Helena Bonham Carter was a misstep - she's too high profile and does not blend in to the production. Sorry will be giving it a miss!
RoisinE
24th Nov 2019
1
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I'm enjoying the 3rd season, a snapshot of life in the '60s. Also, it's interesting watching the UK trying to join the EU.
Poppyrose
24th Nov 2019
1
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I have only managed to watch a couple of episodes of the first series because I always feel I can't comment on anything if I haven't watched, read or tasted but to be honest, I can't watch anymore as the discrepancies between fact and fiction are just odd. I do follow the royals so find the series really cross making - doubt I will be watching all three series
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topcatturner
23rd Nov 2019
2
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I’m impressed by the quality of their voices as some seem very similar to the real thing
Mollyb11
23rd Nov 2019
1
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I think the actor that plays Anthony Armstrong Jones looks more like the duke of Edinburgh he should have played the part . .
Raindrop
22nd Nov 2019
3
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I haven`t seen the previous series but have watched seven episodes of The Crown so far, on a rainy day. The acting is superb and each episode covers a different topic. I have learnt a lot about the royal family from The Crown that I didn`t know before. Being Welsh I particularly wanted to watch the Aberfan disaster episode. My granddaughter was playing one of the children who was buried, it was quite harrowing to watch the coal tip approaching the school. Great effects. I remember it well as I was ten at the time it happened. Please don`t comment on something you haven`t viewed.
Maurio
22nd Nov 2019
1
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Never seen this as I dont agree with pay to view TV and never expect to watch it,
GillS7
22nd Nov 2019
2
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I thought Claire Foy played the role of the Queen really well and personally didn’t see the need to replace her in the latest series. Makeup artists are adept in making a person look older.
Alicia
22nd Nov 2019
1
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Never watched it !
ArchieUK
21st Nov 2019
3
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Never watched it, never will do, jus tnot interested.
Alicia
22nd Nov 2019
1
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Margaret Hart
21st Nov 2019
2
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As yet I have not seen this programme but when they make anything lik this I do wish they would look for some small actors for the parts of the Queen and Princess Margaret both of whom I believe were under 5fr. Princess Margaret certainly was as I have been near enough to her to be sure and the Queen always looks it even with her hats on. The others if they can act well and get the voices correct should be okay. One day I will see it all.
MrsPat
20th Nov 2019
3
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Yes I really like Olivia Coleman she is a superb actress. I cannot believe how bad the 60's were politically-not much has changed I have to say.
bob scott
20th Nov 2019
1
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Not my cup tea I'm afraid to say! Olivia Colman looks more like a waxwork to me, Tobias Menzies Looks a pretty good likeness as the Duke of Edinburgh, Bob Scott.
Billythequiche
20th Nov 2019
2
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I have never seen it. There are so many viewing platforms now I don't know how people watch them all without sitting in front of a screen all day, everyday.
Lionel
20th Nov 2019
2
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Maybe that's all they have to fill their lives. Vicarious pleasures from gossip peddling programmes which sometimes lead to wounding and hurt for the actual people involved.
VickyG1946
20th Nov 2019
2
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I'm not sure as I am re-watching series 2 at the moment to refresh my memory. Olivia Colman is a definite NO as far as I am concerned. I would have preferred them to age both Clair Foy and Matt Smith and they ARE capable of doing that. The rest of the cast I'm quite happy with. I think Helena Bonham-Carter is an improvement though.
Wilf
20th Nov 2019
4
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We liked Claire Foy a lot and thought she was superb. We do like Helena Carter as well and while Olivia Coleman is a superb actress I think they should have kept Claire Foy and made her look older.
Marley444
20th Nov 2019
3
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Interesting question - I think Helena Bonham Carter is excellent as Princess Margaret. I am unsure about Olivia Coleman at the moment - I have watched 4 episodes so far and think she has a very stern facial expression the whole time and is not as warm as Claire Foy, but then perhaps this happens with age! Not sure the Duke of Edinburgh's character is as cheeky as it was in the previous episodes. Be interesting to see what others think?

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