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'The Crown' to End With Season 5, Imelda Staunton to Play Queen Elizabeth!

'The Crown' to End With Season 5, Imelda Staunton to Play Queen Elizabeth!

The Crown is coming to an end – and there’s a new actress stepping in to play Queen Elizabeth for the show’s series finale!

The show will end with Season 5, with Imelda Staunton stepping in to play the Queen in the show’s final season, creator Peter Morgan confirmed on Friday (January 31).

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“I’m absolutely thrilled to confirm Imelda Staunton as Her Majesty the The Queen for the fifth and final season, taking The Crown into the 21st century. Imelda is an astonishing talent and will be a fantastic successor to Claire Foy and Olivia Colman,” Peter said in a statement.

“At the outset I had imagined The Crown running for six seasons but now that we have begun work on the stories for season five it has become clear to me that this is the perfect time and place to stop. I’m grateful to Netflix and Sony for supporting me in this decision.”

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