Helena Bonham Carter poised to take on Princess Margaret in The Crown

Helena Bonham Carter poised to take on Princess Margaret in The Crown

'Tis been reported that Helena Bonham Carter - patron saint of quirky girls everywhere - is now in talks to take over the role of Princess Margaret (formerly portrayed by Vanessa Kirby) in Season 3 and 4. Princess Margaret's relationships with Peter Townsend and Antony Armstrong-Jones were both featured, with her marriage to the Earl of Snowdon taking place in the second season.

This isn't the first time Bonham Carter has starred in a regal role - the Harry Potter actress also played Princess Margaret's mother, the original Queen Elizabeth (also known as the Queen Mother) in the Academy Award winning film, The King's Speech.

Variety are reporting that Bonham Carter is all but confirmed to take up the royal mantle but she has yet to confirm anything.

Season 2 however, was her last appearance in the show, as show producers intend to change the cast of The Crown every two seasons to reflect their ages.

Even if you live in a cave, you should know that The Crown is about the Royal Family and yes, the costumes are great and Doctor Who is in it, but the biggest, gaudiest, maddest bauble at its bonkers epicentre is Princess Margaret.

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Claire Foy has played the Queen for the first two seasons, and earned an Emmy nomination as best actress for her work. She would act opposite Olivia Colman, who is set to take over the role of Queen Elizabeth from Claire Foy.

There is now no word on who will replace former Doctor Who star Matt Smith as Prince Phillip.

The second season of the drama series from Peter Morgan launched December 8 on the streamer.

And if Helena Bonham Carter is brought in to play Princess Margaret, it's pretty obvious who should be cast as Prince Philip.

The Crown season 3 will pick up sometime in the 1970s, reportedly spanning Queen Elizabeth II's reign from about 1971 to 1979.

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