Bow Down: Helena Bonham Carter Might Play Princess Margaret On 'The Crown'

Tomas Mccoy
January 6, 2018

The series, created by Peter Morgan, launched in 2016 and takes its creative cues from previous Morgan projects, including the 2006 feature film The Queen and the 2013 stage play The Audience.

"You can't ask someone to act middle-aged".

According the the Evening Standard, Helena was rumoured to be eyeing up the role of Queen Liz herself but it seems she was far more suited to play the more risqué Windsor sister. "That informs everything we do". Actress Vanessa Kirby has charmingly embodied the princess for both seasons of the series-but as the show moves forward in time, a new actress must be cast to play an aged-up version of Margaret in Season 3.

While Carter's reported casting has certainly excited fans, it looks like we'll still have to wait a little while longer to find out if she has indeed landed the royal role.

The Crown Season 3 Everything We Know So Far
The Crown Season 3 Everything We Know So Far

Bonham Carter has had plenty of experience playing British royals previously. Her on screen relationship with Tony Armstrong Jones was one of the best arcs of the entire season - and finally gave us some good old fashioned royal, eh, shagging. Robert Lacey, the show's history consultant, has said that the next run of episodes will take place in the 1970s - which means that, among other things, it'll chronicle "the breakup of this extraordinary marriage between Margaret and Snowdon".

Oddly enough, Bonham Carter, 51, was actually nominated for an Oscar in 2010 for her role in The King's Speech where she played Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret's mother.

It will also introduce audiences to Camilla Shand, who met Prince Charles at polo match in 1971; the couple dated until Charles left for a naval posting in 1973.

In seasons 1 and 2 - the latter of which premiered on Netflix in December - Princess Margaret is portrayed by Vanessa Kirby.


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