The internet has waited with bated breath for a glimpse of Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II since it was first announced that she’d been cast in season 3 of The Crown.
Hold your breath no more, for Netflix has released the very first shot of Colman as the Queen, looking pensive as she clutches a tea cup.
Netflix confirmed the Broadchurch star had been cast in the role of Queen Elizabeth, taking the helm from Claire Foy who played the role in seasons 1 and 2.
“I think Claire Foy is an absolute genius,” Colman said at the time of her casting. “She’s an incredible hard act to follow, I’m basically going to re-watch every episode and copy her.”
Colman will star alongside Helena Bonham Carter who’ll play Princess Margaret. And, the role of Prince Philip will be played by Tobias Menzies.
We simply cannot wait.