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The Crown Season 5 Will Start Filming This Summer

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The Crown Season 5 Will Start Filming This Summer

Netflix's royal biopic The Crown is scheduled to start filming later this summer, it has been confirmed.

The epic series, which follows the life of our current monarch Queen Elizabeth II, will officially go back into production in July at Elstree Studios.

Imelda Staunton will play the Queen from the 90s (Credit: PA Images)
Imelda Staunton will play the Queen from the 90s (Credit: PA Images)

The fifth series of The Crown will see the cast completely change in order to reflect the passage of time between seasons. Imelda Staunton has been confirmed to take over from Olivia Coleman to play the Queen, while Lesley Manville will take the reins from Helena Bonham Carter to play Princess Margaret.

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The Great Gatsby star Elizabeth Debicki is confirmed to play Princess Diana, and it has been speculated that Dominic West will play Prince Charles - although Netflix is yet to comment.

Lesley Manville will play the late Princess Margaret (Credit: PA Images)
Lesley Manville will play the late Princess Margaret (Credit: PA Images)

Season four of The Crown was the show's most explosive yet, focusing on the turbulent marriage between Prince Charles (played by Josh O'Connor) and Princess Diana (newcomer Emma Corrin).

The new series will follow the royal family throughout the 1990's - a difficult decade for the crown, seeing Windsor Castle ravaged by fire and the death of Princess Diana in a car crash.

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The Queen famously called 1992 her 'annus horribilis' (Latin for 'horrible year') after it saw the family rocked by divorces, suicide and the publication of private correspondence between Princess Diana and a close friend.

The Crown's latest cast will remain until the show's sixth and final season, taking the royal family's story up until the early 2000's.

Elizabeth Debicki plays Princess Diana (Credit: PA Images)
Elizabeth Debicki plays Princess Diana (Credit: PA Images)
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However, the cut-off point means we will not see recent royal scandal on screen; Meghan Markle's marriage to Prince Harry, plus their subsequent decision to leave the family and reveal all in a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, are unlikely to ever be part of The Crown.

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Topics: TV News, TV & Film, The Crown, TV Entertainment, Netflix, Royal Family, Royals

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