Gillian Anderson and Peter Morgan. Anderson will play Margaret Thatcher in “The Crown” season four.
By Matthew Gilbert | Boston Globe
I’m already excited about season 4 of “The Crown,” even though season 3 only just became available on Netflix. Partly that’s because I want more of Olivia Colman’s more withholding version of the queen, but it’s also because I am eager to see Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher. That just sounds too good to be true. By the way, Anderson has been dating show creator Peter Morgan since 2016.
Another nice upcoming bit: Claire Foy, the original Queen Elizabeth actress, will return to the series in season 4 in a flashback sequence. The flashback will take place in 1947, before Elizabeth became queen, when she toured South Africa to celebrate her 21st birthday. Fortunately, there will be no strained effort to make Colman look younger. Season 4 will also include Emma Corrin as Lady Diana Spencer, soon to be Princess Diana.
The new Lisbeth Salander is grimmer and grittier than ever
Claire Foy needn’t have worried about being typecast by The Crown. The first trailer for The Girl in the Spider’s Web is here, and it features the actress as we’ve never seen her before.
Gone are her queenly trappings from the Netflix drama, replaced by the short hair, tattoo and biker leathers of hacker Lisbeth Salander as she takes down abusers before confronting a terrible danger from her own past.
It’s a far cry from her famous royal role, both physically and because it’s hard to imagine Her Maj tasering a man in the genitals. In fact, it’s probably light treason for us to even write that sentence. Oh well.
Salander has previously been played by Noomi Rapace and Rooney Mara in different Swedish and English-language adaptations of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series (which feature Salander as the lead character), while the new film is based on a novel by David Lagercrantz, who took over the series after Larsson’s death.
The film also stars Sylvia Hoeks, Sverrir Gudnason, LaKeith Stanfield and Stephen Merchant among others.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web will be released in UK cinemas on the 9th October
Netflix “The Crown” Season 2 spoilers about the storyline, cast, and air date.
Contrary to earlier reports, “The Crown” Season 2 is underway. Netflix’s “The Crown” original series showcases royal drama in the areas of love, family, and politics. With the first season coming to a close, the second season will feature more drama as the former ends with the Queen’s struggle following Winston Churchill’s resignation and the short tenancy of Anthony Eden plus the scandal that followed his short reign […]