Bon­ham Carter plays Princess Mar­garet

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SHE won the best sup­port­ing ac­tress Bafta for play­ing the queen mother in the 2010 film The King’s Speech.

Now it seems He­lena Bon­ham Carter may be tak­ing on an­other royal role – she has been tipped to play Princess Mar­garet in se­ries three of The Crown.

The 51-year-old is thought to be tak­ing over from Vanessa Kirby as the queen’s glam­orous younger sis­ter for the up­com­ing sea­son of the drama.

The Net­flix se­ries – ru­moured to have cost an es­ti­mated £100 mil­lion for the first sea­son alone – will be re­cast ev­ery two se­ries as the cen­tral char­ac­ters age.

Os­car-nom­i­nated Bon­ham

Carter was in the run­ning to play the queen, but was cast in­stead as her re­bel­lious sis­ter, the Lon­don Evening Stan­dard re­ported.

Last year the Daily Mail re­vealed that Olivia Col­man, 43, will take over from Claire Foy to play the queen for se­ries three and four.

Like Bon­ham Carter, Col­man has also played the queen mother, in the 2012 film Hyde Park On Hud­son.

It is not yet clear who will suc­ceed Matt Smith as Prince

Philip.

Mother-of-two Bon­ham Carter played Anne Bo­leyn in the ITV se­ries Henry VIII in 2003. That pro­gramme was cre­ated by Peter Mor­gan, who now writes The Crown. – Daily Mail

PIC­TURE: EPA

Bri­tish ac­tress He­lena Bon­ham Carter.

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