Netflix teases a first look at Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret in The Crown series 3

A photo of Ben Daniels as Lord Snowdon has arrived too

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05:  Helena Bonham Carter attends the "Ocean's 8" World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on June 5, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Following on from that brilliantly convincing shot of Olivia Colman as the Queen we saw earlier this week, Netflix has released further photos from the new season of The Crown, including our first look at Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret.

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Bonham Carter is replacing the Bafta award-winning Vanessa Kirby in the role as Queen Elizabeth’s sister, and judging by this she’s perfectly suited to the role. The photo was released with the caption, “hope”. Check it out below.

That was followed by a photo of Rogue One star Ben Daniels as Princess Margaret’s ex-husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones, AKA Lord Snowdon. Daniels replaces Matthew Goode, who played the former royal photographer in series two.

This recent flurry of activity is the first sign of life from the new series. Production has only just begun on the new episodes, and we won’t be seeing them until 2019. These drip-fed photos may need to sustain us for the next six months or so before any significant footage from the production emerges – but one thing seems certain: a picture of Tobias Menzies as Prince Phillip can’t be far away.

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The Crown series 3 is expected to be released on Netflix UK in 2019


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