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    Here Is The First Picture Of Olivia Colman As The Queen In "The Crown"

    Colman will be taking over from Claire Foy in the show's third season, as The Crown starts looking at the British royal family during the late 1960s and 1970s.

    Last October it was announced that one of Britain's finest actors, Olivia Colman, was going to be playing the Queen in the third season of Netflix's The Crown.

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    In case you haven't been following this drama: Each season looks at a decade of Elizabeth II's life. To make it look as accurate as possible, the entire main cast is being replaced for the third season. Nobody wants to wait 10 years for the next season now, do they?

    And if you don't know who Colman is, make sure you take some time watching the brilliant dramas and comedies she's been part of: Broadchurch, Hot Fuzz, Fleabag, The Night Manager, Flowers, to name a few.

    On Monday, Netflix released the first picture of Colman as the Queen and she looks bloody great.


    And to save you from wondering, here is what Colman looks like compared with the ACTUAL QUEEN in the 1960s.

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    Oh and if you're wondering how Colman compares to Foy in Season 2, here they are side by side.


    We're still awaiting the first pictures of what the other new cast members look like as royals, such as Helena Bonham-Carter as Princess Margaret (taking over the role from Vanessa Kirby).

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    Tobias Menzies (from Outlander) will be depicting Prince Phillip, who was played by Matt Smith for the first two seasons. Jason Watkins, from Line of Duty and W1A, will play British prime minister Harold Wilson.

    Also, if you haven't got round to it, watch The Crown. It's not just another drama about the royal family – in fact, far from it. It's just bloody good.