Colman to take throne in The Crown

The Prince George Citizen - - SPORTS - COLMAN

LON­DON (AP) — A new royal head is about to wear The Crown. Ac­tress Olivia Colman will play Queen El­iz­a­beth II for the third and fourth sea­sons of the award­win­ning Net­flix se­ries about the Bri­tish monarch’s long reign. Publi­cists for the show con­firmed Fri­day that Colman will star, tak­ing over from Claire Foy. Colman won a BAFTA for play­ing a de­tec­tive in crime se­ries Broad­church and a Golden Globe as a spy chief in The Night Man­ager. Foy won Golden Globe this year for por­tray­ing the young El­iz­a­beth, thrust into the role of queen by the death of her fa­ther King Ge­orge VI in 1952. She has said that Sea­son 2, due for re­lease in De­cem­ber, will be her last. Sea­son 3, tak­ing El­iz­a­beth into the 1960s, is ex­pected in 2019.

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