Erin Doherty joins The Crown season 3 as Princess Anne
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Erin Doherty (Call the Midwife) has been cast to play Princess Anne in the third season of Netflix’s The Crown. Princess Anne is the daughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, who is being played by the previously announced Tobias Menzies, replacing Matt Smith as an older version of the character. Olivia Colman was also recently cast as an older Queen Elizabeth II in the series
The Crown, a Netflix original series, tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, as the fragile social order established after the Second World War breaks apart. Based on the award-winning play, “The Audience,” the series reunites creator/writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen).
Beginning with soldiers in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces fighting an illegal war in Egypt, and ending with the downfall of her third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, after a devastating scandal, the second season bears witness to the end of the age of deference, and ushers in the revolutionary era of the 1960s.
The Crown continues to chronicle the major political and global events that have defined and shaped the second half of the twentieth century – a series that is unprecedented in its scale, ambition and creative vision.
Season three of The Crown is set to debut on Netflix in 2019 and has already been renewed for a fourth season.