The Crown: Gillian Anderson Confirmed to Play Margaret Thatcher

The rumors are true!

Gillian Anderson has been added to the cast of The Crown as Maggie Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister of Britain.

Don't expect to see Anderson in the forthcoming third season of the Netflix hit, however.

This news is valid for The Crown Season 4, which is already well into production, likely meaning there won't be as much of a wait between seasons this time around.

Related: The Crown Finally Gets Season 3 Premiere Date

“I am so excited to be joining the cast and crew of The Crown and to have the opportunity to portray such a complicated and controversial woman,” Anderson said in a statement confirming the news.

“Thatcher was undoubtedly formidable but I am relishing exploring beneath the surface and, dare I say, falling in love with the icon who, whether loved or despised, defined an era.”

This new role means Anderson will be pulling
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