Gillian Anderson Is ‘Excited’ To Play The ‘Undoubtedly Formidable’ Margaret Thatcher In ‘The Crown’

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.”

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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.

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“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.

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