See Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret in 'The Crown'

Lawrence Kim
July 19, 2018

On Wednesday, Netflix released the first image of Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret.

Speaking about taking on the role of Margaret from Vanessa Kirby who won a BAFTA for it Helen says: "I'm not sure which I am more terrified about - doing justice to the real Princess Margaret or following in the shoes of Vanessa Kirby".

Helena Bonham Carter's Princess Margaret drags on a cigarette and Ben Daniels' Antony Armstrong-Jones has got his camera out in the first images of the pair released by Netflix.

Following in the footsteps of Foy who portrayed the monarch during the early years of her reign in The Crown, Colman has been chosen to play The Queen in the third and fourth series of the critically-acclaimed drama, which is expected to cover events from 1964 to 1976.

Queen Elizabeth
GETTY REXHelen Mirren received widespread acclaim for her role

The show also revealed a first look at Ben Daniels as Margaret's husband, Antony Armstrong Jones. Carter -whos replacing Vanessa Kirby in the role - is seen sporting a brown coat, a blue hair piece and perfectly winged eyeliner in the image, which is simply captioned: "Hope". Patience, read the caption alongside an image of Colmanas theQueen, sipping tea.

Season three will launch in 2019.

Ive known for a really long time and Ive been excited for a really long time, Foy said of Colman stepping into the role. "We've spoken and I just think she's just the most extraordinary actress". I cant wait to see what shes done with it. The part's not mine.

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