‘The Crown’ Has Not Cast Imelda Staunton for Seasons 5 and 6, Netflix Says

Variety | 11/21/2019 | Will Thorne
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Netflix is shooting down reports that Imelda Staunton is joining “The Crown.”

“We are currently filming season 4 of ‘The Crown’ but have not commissioned any further seasons as yet, therefore any news on casting remains pure speculation,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement.

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Staunton, known to many as the despicable Dolores Umbridge in the “Harry Potter” franchise, was rumored to be taking over the mantle of Queen Elizabeth II from Olivia Colman for seasons 5 and 6 of the historical drama.

Staunton recently starred in the latest “Maleficent” flick, and showed her period pedigree with an appearance in the “Downton Abbey” movie, also in 2019. On the TV side, she starred opposite Martin Freeman in the ITV drama “A Confession” earlier this year.

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Season 3 of “The Crown” recently dropped on Netflix. This season saw Oscar winner Colman make her first appearance as the Queen, taking over from Claire Foy...
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