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People Are Thrilled That Olivia Colman Is Going To Be The Queen In "The Crown"

She will take over from Claire Foy from season three of the Netflix show.

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In absolutely amazing casting news, British actor Olivia Colman will be playing Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix's epic royal drama The Crown, in seasons three and four.

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If you are unfamiliar with The Crown, it tells the story of the British Royal family, particularly the relationship between The Queen and Prince Phillip, from 1945 to the present day. As each season examines one decade, they have decided to replace the entire cast of the show every two seasons to make it look as authentic as possible.

So, Claire Foy, who is on the left, has one more season as the current Queen and Olivia Colman, on the right, will take over from her next year.

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tl;dr The Crown is basically Doctor Who but with crown jewels instead of a TARDIS.

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And many people made this point.

But she’s already a queen tho https://t.co/gJeVyI77ys

And there's this to think about too.

I'm so happy about Olivia Colman taking on The Crown, she is a genius and she will elevate this whole thing. But who will play crap Philip??

Colman is one of Britain's finest actors. Everything she does is bloody great, from DI Miller in murder detective show Broadchurch...

...to Deborah in Flowers, to Godmother in Fleabag, to Sally in Twenty Twelve, to Marion in Thomas the Tank Engine....

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(I've been watching Thomas the Tank Engine with my three year old Nephew, Jack, and can confirm that she is very good in it).

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Oh and all of these too (confirmation that she is fantastic in all of these things and you should watch).

OLIVIA COLMAN SYLLABUS FOR THE UNINFORMED: 1. BROADCHURCH 2. FLEABAG 3. FLOWERS 4. THE NIGHT MANAGER 5. THE LOBSTER

Let us know in the comments if you have any ideas of who should be Prince Philip (it's currently Matt Smith).

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