The British royals are glamorous enough as it is, but the star-studded cast set to portray them in season 3 of The Crown are stepping things up a notch.
Indeed if you haven’t yet been privy to the spectacle that is The Crown, we recommend you start watching right away, because the brand new series of the glorious Netflix show is set to be better than ever – and a lot of that is to do with its ogle-worthy actors portraying key members of the royal family.
There’s a very good reason as to why we’re particularly excited for this new season – and that’s because the last time we were graced with brand new episodes of the show, it was the year 2017.
Yep, that’s an almost two year wait for the new season (were they taking a leaf out of J.K. Rowling’s book or…?).
In their defence, it’s actually a pretty smart move – what better way to get us excited for a new season than to drip feed us little clues and hints over an extended period of time? They do say absence makes the heart grow fonder…
Well, suffice to say they’ve nailed that brief, because as the brand new cast was slowly announced, we got more and more excited for the grand premiere date of November 17.
But before we rush off to binge watch the entire series in one go, we thought it important to provide all the details on the new cast in one spot.
You know that niggly feeling when you’re watching something and you can’t quite place where you’ve seen that actor before? Well by scrolling on, you won’t have to.
Behold the talented, glamorous and downright regal cast of The Crown!
WATCH: See Olivia Colman nail the brief in a teaser trailer for The Crown season 3. Gallery begins after video…
Olivia Colman plays Queen Elizabeth
The heavenly Olivia Colman will be known to many already with her appearances in a number of award-winning movies and television shows. She even won an Oscar of her own in The Favourite, as well as putting on a kick-ass performance in the riveting British mini-series Broadchurch.
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter plays Princess Margaret
An English icon and pure and undisputed talent, Helena Bonham Carter is best known for her quirkier roles in Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and who could forget her chilling performance as Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter films?
Tobias Menzies plays Prince Philip
British actor Tobias Menzies has also graced our screens for many years, best known for his role as Brutus in HBO’s Rome, as well as appearing on the binge-worthy Outlander in dual roles of Frank and Jack Randall.
Erin Doherty plays Princess Anne
Erin is relatively new to the world of showbiz, having earned her first role in British show Call the Midwife in 2017. She’s since appeared in a TV mini-series adaptation of Les Misérables.
Emma Corrin plays Princess Diana
Emma is also rather fresh to the scene of showbiz, but there’s no denying her talent. She’s previously appeared in TV series Pennyworth, and will soon appear in upcoming UK film Misbehaviour, which is due for release in 2020.
Josh O’Connor plays Prince Charles
Josh O’Connor is only 29-years-old, but he’s already garnered himself quite the portfolio of acting gigs. He put on a stirring performance in 2017 film God’s Own Country, as well as appearing in British comedy drama series The Durrells. Going back to his earlier days, the brunette actor appeared in Peaky Blinders, Ripper Street and even made a guest appearance on Law & Order: UK. He’s been a busy lad!
Emerald Fennell plays Camilla Parker Bowles
An English rose and talented actress to boot, Emerald is best known for her role on Call the Midwife, and also featured in the romantic drama Vita and Virginia, as well as British television series Murder on the Home Front
Jason Watkins plays Harold Wilson
Jason Watkins has one of those faces you know you’ve seen before, and that’s likely because you have – he’s appeared in popular British drama series Line of Duty and has also won a BAFTA TV Award for his role in the two-part drama The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies.
Ben Daniels plays Antony Armstrong-Jones
The Crown is one of several big titles to English screen star Ben Daniels’ name. The 55-year-old actor has appeared in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, as well as working on American drama series The Exorcist.