Olivia Colman Praises Her ‘Crown’ Co-Star Gillian Anderson For Her Portrayal Of Margaret Thatcher

While season three of “The Crown” is coming to Netflix this weekend, fans won’t get a chance to see Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher until the fourth season. However, that hasn’t stopped Olivia Colman from singing her praises.

Colman, who has taken up the part of Queen Elizabeth for the next two seasons, told Entertainment Weekly that Anderson is “amazing”.

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“The moment she opened her mouth in the read-through, you could feel everyone wanting to do a little silent ‘Yay!’ Because she was so brilliant,” Colman revealed.

The third season will follow the British royals through the mid-’60s to the mid-’70s, while season four will be the first time viewers will see Thatcher and Emma Corrin’s Lady Diana Spencer (later to be Princess Diana).

Others to join in season three include Tobias Menzies (Prince Philip), Helena Bonham Carter (Princess Margaret), Emerald Fennell (Camilla Parker Bowles), Erin Doherty (Princess Anne) and Josh O’Connor (Prince Charles).

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“It’s interesting because, series 3, for me, was like doing a historical piece,” said Colman. “Now, it feels less like that and more, I remember that! I remember that voice! I remember that moment! It feels quite different. We had our read-through and to hear the voices of Margaret Thatcher and all of that, it’s quite fun.”

“The Crown” returns to Netflix on Nov. 17.

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