Helen Mirren has been chatting about the possibility of joining The Crown 1 year ago

Helen Mirren has been chatting about the possibility of joining The Crown

She doesn't think it's a goer, unfortunately.

The Crown is due back on our screens in a mere few weeks, and although we have yet to experience the wonderful Olivia Colman in the title role, people are already chatting about who could possibly be taking over from her in future seasons.


Most notably, Helen Mirren.

The actor, who has already played Her Majesty in 2006 film The Queen, has said that although there has been a lot of chat about her potentially joining the Netflix show, she doesn't really think it's going to happen any time soon.

“I don’t think so," she told Lorraine. A lot of people are wonderful. Claire (Foy) I thought was brilliant, I know that Olivia is going to be.

“It’s more interesting when you see other portraits. It builds up a much more interesting picture than someone just coming back and doing (it).”

The Crown creator Peter Morgan had said previously that he hadn't discussed the role with Mirren, but that he does know that she is a fan of the show.

There's still hope then, yeah?


The Crown's OG Queen Elizabeth, Claire Foy, stepped down from her role after two seasons - as did the rest of the cast thanks to the show's considerable leap forward in time.

Colman will be joined by Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham-Carter and others as the show's third season kicks off next month.

It's bound to be decent viewing, lads.


The Crown returns to Netflix on Sunday, November 17.