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Netflix Finds Its Queen in Claire Foy

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EXCLUSIVE- British actress Claire Foy has been offered the plum role of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s forthcoming $100 million series The Crown, written by Peter Morgan.  If the deal closes, Foy would likely play the younger Queen in Morgan’s ambitious drama, which charts the monarch’s reign from the moment she heard of her father George VI’s death in 1952 through to the present day.

Stephen Daldry (Trash; Billy Elliott) is directing the high profile 20-part drama, which represents Netflix’s first original UK-based production.

It is believed that at least three actresses will play the Queen across her six decade rule.  There is no confirmation yet on whether Helen Mirren will return to the role that won her an Academy Award in The Queen,  directed by Stephen Frears and also written by Morgan.

The Queen’s producer Andy Harries is exec producing The Crown through his Left Bank Pictures banner, which is owned by…

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