'The Crown' Season 3 Offers First Look at Helena Bonham Carter

Netflix has also released the first photo of new cast member Ben Daniels, who will be portraying Anthony Armstrong-Jones a.k.a. Lord Snowdon.

AceShowbiz - More official images of the new cast of upcoming season 3 of "The Crown" have been released. After unearthing the first-look photo of Olivia Colman's Queen Elizabeth II, Netflix offers fans the first photo of Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Daniels as Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones a.k.a. Lord Snowdon respectively.

Bonham Carter's Princess Margaret can be seen holding a cigar pipe while looking so serious. The princess looks pretty in a khaki coat, navy head piece and winged eyeliner. "Hope," the official Twitter account of the Emmy-nominated series simply captions the photo.

Of her new casting as Princess Margaret, Bonham Carter said, "I'm not sure which I'm more terrified about--doing justice to the real Princess Margaret or following in the shoes of Vanessa Kirby. The only thing I can guarantee is that I'll be shorter than Vanessa."

Another photo gives the first look at Daniels' photographer and film-maker Armstrong-Jones. His character is well depicted as the image sees him holding a camera. "Hurt," writes the account.

"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," Daniels said following the announcement of his casting. "Snowdon was such a dynamic and complex man, I'm really looking forward to playing him."

As the new season will see the characters aging up, it will feature new cast members. In addition to Bonham Carter, Daniels and Colman, season 3 will star Tobias Menzies. The "Game of Thrones" star will take over the role of Prince Philip, who was previously played by Matt Smith in the first two seasons. The new cast members also include Josh O'Connor as Prince Charles and Erin Doherty as Princess Anne.

Season 3 will take place during 1964 and 1972 and is expected to cover major events in British history. It includes Princess Margaret's affair with Roddy Llewellyn, Margaret Thatcher's political rise, as well as the introduction of Camilla Parker Bowles.

The new season is expected to arrive sometime in 2019.

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