Gillian Anderson has been confirmed to play Margaret Thatcher in season 4 of “The Crown”.
The hit Netflix series announced the casting just ahead of the season 3 premiere.
In a statement, Anderson said, “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. 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.”
Anderson will star opposite Olivia Colman’s Queen Elizabeth, who was known for not seeing eye to eye on topics such as South Africa’s Apartheid and the Falklands War.
“The Crown” switches up the cast every two seasons to address aging. Other new cast members include Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret and Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip.
Season 3 of “The Crown” will hit Netflix on November 17.