Gillian Anderson to Play Margaret Thatcher in Season 4 of ‘The Crown’ (Report)

Variety | 1/20/2019 | Variety Staff
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“The Crown” has found its Iron Lady. Gillian Anderson is said to have signed on to play British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in the fourth season of the much-praised Netflix drama series.

Anderson’s casting was first reported by the Sunday Times. A Netflix rep declined to comment on the report.

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Anderson is the latest notable name to join “The Crown” in the role of an iconic real-life political figure, following John Lithgow’s turn as Winston Churchill. The series is poised for a shift in its upcoming third season as Olivia Colman moves into the role of Queen Elizabeth II after two seasons of Claire Foy as the monarch.

“The Crown’s” third season is expected to track QE II and the rest of her family in the late 1960s and 1970s. The casting of Anderson as Thatcher indicates that season four will stretch into the 1980s. There’s no word yet from...
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