See Menzies in all his royal garb in the photo below:
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) August 28, 2018
Clearly, producers (or Netflix) are keen on assigning one-word descriptions to the characters. The word for Olivia Colman’s Queen Elizabeth II was “patience” — see her first-look photo here. And they used “hope” for Helena Bonham Carter’s Princess Margaret and “hurt” for Ben Daniels’ Lord Snowdon — see their first-look photos here.
Claire Foy played Queen Elizabeth opposite Smith’s Prince Philip on the first two seasons of the royal drama, with Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret and Matthew Goode as Lord Snowdon.
The way Netflix has worked (and is expected to continue to work) this particular show is to swap out its actors every two seasons to allow for the progression of the story of Queen Elizabeth’s life.
“The Crown” Season 3 stars Colman, Menzies, Bonham Carter, Daniels, Josh O’Connor (as Prince Charles), Marion Bailey (the Queen Mother), and Erin Doherty (Princess Anne), among others.
There is currently no premiere date set for the upcoming third season.