‘The Crown’: First Look at Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II in Season 5

Netflix have given fans a first look at Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Crown.”

Season 5, which has started production in the U.K., features Staunton (“Harry Potter”) as the British monarch in the later decades of her life.

She takes over from Olivia Coleman, who portrayed the Queen in seasons three and four, and Claire Foy, who played a young, newly crowned Elizabeth in the first and second seasons.

Staunton will be joined by Jonathan Pryce (“Game of Thrones”) as her husband Prince Phillip (who died in April), Lesley Manville (“Phantom Thread”) as her sister Princess Margaret and Elizabeth Debicki (“Tenet”) as Diana, Princess of Wales.

Johnny Lee Miller (“Elementary”) will star as former Prime Minister John Major.

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