The first season of Netflix’s original drama “The Crown,” a repetition of the rise and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, cost $ 100 million to conceive. That makes it one of the most expensive TV series of all time, right after HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”Following the successes of the previous three seasons, Netflix’s comes up with the fourth season of historical drama, which recently premiered on November 15, 2020, with ten new episodes.
The Crown season 4 cast won unprecedented appreciation and notoriety for their brilliant and penetrating acting skills in the series. In season four, the film stars Gillian Anderson joins the cast as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin join as Princess Diana, while the rest will remain the same from the previous season. The fourth season of this superlative show covers the history of the royal family from 1977 to 1990, including the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana and the constrained and stifled relationship between Queen Elizabeth and prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
The series’s fans wanted to know The Crown Season 4 cast’s appearance in real life 2020. Here is everything about The Crown cast members and where you may have seen all their faces before.
Olivia Colman (Queen Elizabeth II)
Olivia Colman Portrayed Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series. Olivia is a well-known English actress, born on 30 January 1974, in Norwich. Olivia first came to prominence for her work in television. In 2000, she made her acting debut at the age of 26, as part of the BBC2 comedy sketch show Bruiser. Her breakthrough came when she landed the role in the comedy series Peep Show. Olivia has since appeared in many prominent and supporting roles in television series.
In 2019, she gained popularity when she portrayed Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix drama series The Crown, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series. Colman also played leading roles in several movies, including Tyrannosaur, The Favourite, and The Father. For her outstanding acting skills, she is a recipient of numerous accolades. In 2001, she married Ed Sinclair, and together they have three children.
Tobias Menzies (Prince Philip)
Tobias Menzies is part of The Crown season 4 cast and played the role of Prince Philip in the series. Prince Philip is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Tobias Menzies was born on 7 March 1974, is an English stage, television, and film actor. At the age of 46, Menzies has racked up a significant number of acting credits in films and on television. He started his professional career by doing some supporting roles in television series.
He made his film debut in 2000’s dramatic comedy The Low Down. Menzies rose to prominence for his outstanding role of Edmure Tully in HBO’s Game of Thrones. He also portrayed Prince Philip in the Netflix series The Crown, which earned him a further Golden Globe Award nomination. He is among the British film industry’s senior actors, who made numerous accolades and critical acclaim for remarkable acting in the movies and TV series.
Helena Bonham Carter (Princess Margaret)
Helena Bonham Carter portrayed Princess Margaret, who is the youngest sister of Queen Elizabeth II. Helena is 54 years old, a well-known English actress. She is famously known for her roles in independent films and large-scale blockbusters. In 1885, she made her film debut with a starring role in A Room with a View, which is followed by a title character in Lady Jane. Her breakthrough role was Lucy Honeychurch in the movie A Room with a View.
In the media, Helena is famously quoted for her eccentric fashion, dark aesthetic, and often playing quirky women. She has been part of many blockbuster films though which she won numerous awards for remarkable acting. Her credits include the famous roles in the movies Hamlet, Howards End, Mighty Aphrodite, Fight Club, Harry Potter series as Bellatrix Lestrange, Cinderella, and Ocean’s 8. Most recently, she has starred in the Netflix film Enola Holmes.
Gillian Anderson (Margaret Thatcher)
Gillian Anderson is part of The Crown Season 4 cast and played the role of Margaret Thatcher in the series. Gillian is an American actress, born on August 9, 1968. She was raised in London and then moved to New York to pursue her acting career at the age of 22. After beginning her career on stage, she achieved international recognition for her starring role as Dana Scully on the X-Files drama series.
After that, she continued to work in movies and drama series. She is best known for her movies’ roles, including The Mighty Celt, The Last King of Scotland, Shadow Dancer, and Viceroy’s House. As a charity worker and social activist, Gillian has supported numerous charities and humanitarian organizations.
Josh O’Connor (Prince Charles)
Josh O’Connor portrayed Prince Charles in the series. Prince Charles is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Josh is an English actor, born on 20 May 1990. He is the middle son in a family of three boys. In 2012, he began his acting career by making a guest appearance in the drama series Lewis.
He is best known for his portrayal of Johnny Saxby in the 2017 film God’s Own Country, for which he won a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor. He has also portrayed Lawrence Durrell in the ITV series The Durrells. Most recently, he has featured in Netflix Series The Crown Season 4.
Emma Corrin (Lady Diana Spencer)
Emma Corrin is part of The Crown Season 4 cast and portrayed Lady Diana in the series. Emma is an English actress, born on 1 December 1995. She is new to the world of acting and has the talent and potential to rack up significant roles in the upcoming career. Emma made her film debut in 2017 with a role in the movie Cesare. She has starred in the film, including Alex’s Dream and Misbehaviour. Most recently, Emma has featured in the Netflix series The Crown Season 4.
Marion Bailey (Queen Elizabeth /The Queen Mother)
Marion Barley portrayed the role of Queen Elizabeth in the series. Marion is a 69 years old English actress. She is among one of the senior actresses in the English industry. Marion has appeared in movies including Nasty Neighbours (2000), I’ll Be There (2003), Mr. Turner (2014), The Lady in the Van (2015), Allied (2016), and Leigh’s Peterloo (2018). Aside from film and television, Bailey has also worked extensively in British theatres. Her other credentials include the television series Shine on Harvey Moon, To Have and to Hold, Temple and Britannia.
Erin Doherty (Princess Anne)
Erin Doherty is part of The Crown Season 4 cast and portrayed Princess Anne, who is the only daughter of Philip and Elizabeth. Eric Doherty is a British actress, born on 16 July 1992. Erin is a prolific theatre actor. In 2015, after graduating from Theatre School, she had appeared in some of London’s leading theatres.
She is new to the field of acting and began her acting career in 2016 by making an appearance in the television series Call the Midwife, which is followed by a role in the 2018 BBC miniseries Les Misérables. In 2019 and 2020, she has featured in the Netflix series The Crown.
Stephen Boxer (Denis Thatcher)
Stephen Boxer portrayed Denis Thatcher in the series. Stephen is 70 years old English actor who has appeared in films, television and on stage. In 1967, he started his career when he appeared in the play Zigger Zagger with the National Youth Theatre. Since then, he has starred in many movies and drama series.
He is best known for his starring role of Joe in the BBC One daytime soap opera Doctors. He has a number of detective dramas to his credit, most notably, in the second, third, and fourth installments of Prime Suspect. More recently, he has been featured in the drama series The Crown.
Emerald Fennell (Camilla Parker Bowles)
The Crown Season 4 cast features Emerald for the role of Camilla Parker Bowles in the series. She is born on 1 October 1985, a well-known English actress, author, screenwriter, and director. In 2010, she made her film debut in the movie Mr. Nice as Rachel. She is best known for her starring role in the BBC America thriller series Killing Eve, which earned her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Recently, in 2020, she made her directional debut with the movie Promising Young Woman starring Carey Mulligan.