As the premiere of season 3 of Netflix’s hit series The Crown draws closer, casting announcements continue to trickle online and today, we have the latest.
Netflix announced to Talkies Network that Ben Daniels has joined the cast of Netflix original series The Crown Season 3. Ben Daniels will play Antony Armstrong-Jones.
Commonly known as Lord Snowdon, Armstrong-Jones was a British photographer and film-maker. His first marriage was to Princess Margaret, younger daughter of King George VI and the sister of Queen Elizabeth II. On playing the character, Daniels had this to say:
“After being glued to the first two seasons of The Crown I am beyond thrilled to be joining the cast of this incredible piece of television. Snowdon was such a dynamic and complex man, I’m really looking forward to playing him.”
The third season of the much-praised drama is expected to cover the period of 1964 through the early ’70s. Olivia Colman will replace Claire Foy in the role of Queen Elizabeth. Helena Bonham Carter will move into Princess Margaret’s pumps, as played for the previous two seasons by Vanessa Kirby.
Daniels’ long list of film and TV credits include Fox’s “The Exorcist,” Netflix’s “House of Cards,” NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” (he played Pontius Pilate), “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” and numerous British TV series.
The Crown’s third season is expected to premiere in 2019.