New sneak peek of the Crown series 5 with Imelda Staunton revealed

Sneak peek of The Crown series 5 shows Imelda Staunton as a pensive Queen Elizabeth on her Ruby Jubilee – while Claire Foy and Olivia Colman’s versions of the Monarch are shown in flashback cameos

  • A sneak peek of the Crown’s upcoming series was shared on Lorraine today 
  • Showed pensive Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth celebrating Ruby Jubilee
  • Claire Foy and Olivia Coleman, who played role previously make an appearance 

A new clip of the much-anticipated series 5 of The Crown was shared this morning featuring the three versions of Queen Elizabeth from throughout the series. 

In a sneak peek shared this morning on Twitter, viewers saw Imelda Staunton playing a pensive Queen Elizabeth sitting in Balmoral as she reflects on her reign on the occasion of her Ruby Jubilee in 1992. 

The latest series of The Crown covers the period from 1991 to 1997, when the late Monarch was in her late 60s, and where she marked 40 years on the throne.

The clip also showed Claire Foy, who played the monarch in her early years in series one and two of the Netflix drama, and Olivia Coleman, who took on the role for series three and four, as they make flashback cameos.

This comes as Netflix added a disclaimer to its marketing for the series after being slammed for going ahead after the death of Queen Elizabeth on September 8. 

In a sneak peek of the series shared this morning today, viewers saw Imelda Staunton playing a pensive Queen Elizabeth sitting in Balmoral as she reflects on her reign on the occasion of her Ruby Jubilee in 1992

The clip also showed Claire Foy, who played the Monarch in her early years in series one and two of the Netflix drama, in a parallel between the Queens of different ages who appeared on the show

In the ominous clip shared today, Imelda Staunton can be heard giving a speech in which she said: ‘The anniversary of any occasion is the time to reflect.’

The Crown’s theme song plays on as the clip then shows Claire Foy as a young Queen trying on her Crown around the time of the 1953 Coronation. 

The camera then transitions from Clare Foy in a diamond encrusted gown to Olivia Coleman wearing the same outfit and looking regal as ever. 

Coleman’s version of the Queen is then seen walking down the corridors of Buckingham palace looking sombre. 

Olivia Coleman, who took on the role for series three and four, also makes a cameo in the  Queen-centric trailer 

The parallel between the three versions of the Queen continues, as the clip shows Claire Foy’s Queen at her father King George VI’s funeral, Olivia Coleman’s Queen at Winston Churchill’s funeral, and Imelda Staunton’s Monarch picking up ashes from the Fire of Windsor Castle of 1992.   

The clip also shows how the late Monarch’s popularity grew through the years. 

One moment shows Claire Foy’s version of the Sovereign dressed in a glittering gown exiting a car under rapturous applause. 

The image is then mirrored with Imelda’s version of the Monarch exiting a car four decades later and being met with the same unwavering enthusiasm. 

The trailer also showed a flashback of Claire Foy as the young Queen Elizabeth trying on the Crown

The minute-long clip drew parallels between the different versions of the Queen audiences followed on the show. Claire Foy, left, and Olivia Coleman, right 

Imelda Staunton could he beard saying ‘constancy, stability, duty’ in the last seconds of the gripping trailer 

The trailer also referenced momentous moments Queen faced, including the funeral of King George VI, left, and the funeral of Winston Churchill, right 

The parallels continue throughout the clip to show how the late Monarch grew confident into her role, until Imelda can be heard saying: ‘Constancy, stability, duty. 

The Crown’s official Twitter account shared the clip with the caption: ‘The essence of The Crown. Imelda Staunton leads in the new season, arriving 9th November.’ 

Meanwhile, Netflix UK & Ireland’s account tweeted: ‘Claire Foy and Olivia Colman pass the torch to Imelda Staunton.’

Fans of the show were very excited for the new series, and shared their enthusiasm online. 

‘It will be amazing,’ one said, while another wrote: ‘so excited.’

The upcoming series of the Crown will not be released for another 10 days, but it is generating some serious buzz. 

The series 5 Monarch is seen sitting down in her study at Balmoral Castle to write an address in the trailer 

The clip also shows how the Queen’s popularity has remained strong throughout her reign, pictured 

The trailer hits that there will be a ballroom scene taking place in Scotland in the upcoming series 

Fans of the show shared their excitment after the new trailer was released online ahead of the show 

Netflix has been criticised by many for going ahead with the release of the new series after the death of the Queen on September 8. 

It was revealed last week that the streaming giant added a disclaimer to its marketing for The Crown after a backlash over its blurring of fact and fiction.

In an apparent climbdown by the streaming giant, the trailer for the upcoming series of its hit drama was accompanied by the description: ‘Inspired by real events, this fictional dramatisation tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the political and personal events that shaped her reign.’

No trailers for previous series of The Crown on Netflix’s YouTube channel have carried such a disclaimer.

The Crown’s official’s Twitter account also appears to have been updated in the past month to add the message reminding people it is ‘fictional’.

Netflix has faced a fierce backlash over the latest series, which is set to air on November 9. However, it had, until now, repeatedly resisted calls for it to carry a disclaimer.

Actress Dame Judi Dench accused the show of being ‘cruelly unjust’ and backed calls for a disclaimer.

And former prime minister Sir John Major dismissed scenes showing him discussing the Queen’s potential abdication with Prince Charles as ‘a barrel-load of malicious nonsense’.

Dame Judi, 87, who has played Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, said the series risked damaging the monarchy. The Oscar-winning actress blamed it for ‘crude sensationalism’ and blurring fact and fiction.

A Netflix spokesman said at the time: ‘The Crown has always been presented as a drama based on historical events. 

‘Series five is a fictional dramatisation, imagining what could have happened behind closed doors during a significant decade for the Royal Family – one that has already been scrutinised and well documented by journalists, biographers and historians.’

The Crown has been a huge hit for Netflix. Each episode now costs around £11.5million.

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