The actress will play the former British Prime Minister in the fourth season of “The Crown,” which will premiere on November 15.
One of the most successful Netflix series, by impact and quality, is The Crown. After three seasons, the fourth will be released on November 15. In the saga that follows the history of the reign of Elizabeth II, historical figures continue to be added. Among them, in the new season, will be Margaret Thatcher.
The actress in charge of playing the controversial former British Prime Minister will be Gillian Anderson, the star of X Files.
In the fourth season, the role of Isabel is once again in the hands of Olivia Colman, who already interpreted it in the third. The actress Claire Foy she played Elizabeth II of England in the first two seasons.
Margaret Thatcher, known as the Iron Lady, served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 1979 and 1990. In addition to being the first woman to hold that role in her country, she was the president who served the longest time in charge.
His heavy-handed policy marked his nation and it was during his tenure that Great Britain waged war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands.
For Anderson it will be a great challenge to interpret this character who has already had her film versions by other actresses, such as Meryl Streep.
Gillian became famous for her character from the Agent Scully in X Files, which he played throughout eleven uninterrupted seasons, From 1993.
After that insightful researcher brought a doctor to life in another hit series, Sex Education, a completely different story and character.
The fourth season of The Crown generates enormous expectations for the quality of its previous deliveries. And the character of Thatcher, along with Lady Di, are among those who arouse the most curiosity.
The plot of the fourth season is set in the early ’80s, marked by a deep economic crisis in Great Britain. In that context, Thatcher’s figure is imposed with a policy that will lead to great unrest in many sectors of society and protests of all kinds.
For his part, in the royal family, the focus will be on the figure of Prince Charles, heir to the throne and still single at thirty. It is then that it appears lady Diana Spencer, with whom Carlos maintains an ideal courtship to calm the spirits of the population.
HoweverInside Buckingham, things are not rosy and the royal family is more divided than ever.
The filming of the fourth season was just finished in March., before the pandemic triggered the restrictions that were imposed shortly after.
However, the fifth season, which was to be filmed this year, had to be suspended due to the social isolation measures taken by Covid-19 and was rescheduled for the beginning of 2021.
With these times, season five could only hit the streaming platform in 2022. True to the enthusiasm it aroused The Crown In public around the world, its creator, Peter Morgan, has already confirmed that there will be a sixth season, with a new cast. And that would be the last of the hit series.
In addition to Anderson as Thatcher, and Colman as Isabel, Emma Corrin will be cast as Lady Di; Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles; Marion Bailey as the Queen Mother and Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles, among others.