THE CROWN Casts Josh O’Connor & Marion Bailey

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Royal drama The Crown has cast Josh O’Connor and Marion Bailey.

Josh O’Connor known for appearing in Florence Foster Jenkins and God’s Own Country will play Prince Charles replacing Julian Baring.

Marion Bailey is set to play the Queen Mother, she is known for Allied and will replace Victoria Hamilton.

O’Connor had this to say:

“I am thrilled to be joining The Firm for the next instalment of The Crown. Seasons 3 and 4 will follow some of the most turbulent events in the Prince of Wales’s life and our national story and I’m excited to be bringing to life the man in the midst of it all. I’m very aware it’s a formidably talented family to be joining, but reliably informed I have the ears for the part and will fit right in.”

Bailey released the following statement:

“Wonderful to be joining The Crown. It’s a brilliant show and we have a tough act to follow but what a gift to be playing the fascinating and greatly loved Queen Mother. Thrilled to be on board and working with such a top-notch team.”

Production has already begun with Season 3 set for release sometime in 2019.

SOURCE: Deadline.com