British actress Lesley Manville will take over the role of Princess Margaret from Helena Bonham-Carter in the final season of The Crown.
She joins the previously-confirmed Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth.
Manville has worked extensively with director Mike Leigh. She is known for Another Year, All or Nothing, Topsy-Turvy and Secrets & Lies and was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Phantom Thread. TV credits include Mum, Harlots, World on Fire, River, An Adventure in Time & Space and Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond.
She will take over the role from Helena Bonham-Carter, who succeeded Vanessa Kirby .
“I could not be happier to be playing Princess Margaret,” Manville said via Twitter. “The baton is being passed on from two formidable actresses, and I really don’t want to let the side down. Furthermore to play siblings with my dear friend Imelda Staunton will be nothing short of a complete joy.”
The show’s fourth season is scheduled to come out later this year, with the fifth and final season due to be shot in 2021.
Source: Hollywood Reporter