No, Netflix Has Not Yet Cast Imelda Staunton in ‘The Crown’

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No, Netflix Has Not Yet Cast Imelda Staunton in ‘The Crown’
Rumors swirled this week that Academy Award-nominated actress Imelda Staunton was cast as Queen Elizabeth II in the expected Season 5 and 6 of Netflix’s period royal drama “The Crown,” which currently stars Olivia Colman in the throne. But that is simply not the case, according to a statement from the company.

“We are currently filming season four of ‘The Crown’ but have not commissioned any further seasons as yet, therefore any news on casting remains pure speculation,” read the statement. That casting speculation originated out of The Daily Mail. The latest season of the crown features Colman, along with Helena Bonham Carter, who reportedly turned to a psychic to get the blessing to play the role.

According to Deadline, Staunton was thought to be in talks with Left Bank Pictures to take on the part of the Queen, but that’s evidently fake news until a deal is made to
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