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'The Crown' rumours dismissed: Netflix says no plans to cast Imelda Staunton as the Queen in Season 5

Netflix called the rumours of Staunton being casted 'pure speculation'.

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Nov 22, 2019, 06.08 PM IST
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Known for her roles in films like 'Vera Drake' and 'Harry Potter' franchise, Imelda Staunton has not been cast for 'The Crown'.
Known for her roles in films like 'Vera Drake' and 'Harry Potter' franchise, Imelda Staunton has not been cast for 'The Crown'.

LOS ANGELES: Netflix has dismissed the reports that British actor Imelda Staunton has been cast Queen Elizabeth II for the fifth and sixth seasons of its critically-acclaimed show 'The Crown'.

There were reports that Staunton, best known for featuring in films 'Vera Drake' and 'Harry Potter' series, will replace Olivia Colman, who currently stars as the British monarch in the show's third installment.

Colman will reprise the role in the fourth chapter, which will arrive next year. Before her, Claire Foy played the part in the royal drama's first two seasons.

According to Variety, the streamer on Thursday called the reports of Staunton's casting as 'pure speculation'.

"We are currently filming season 4 of 'The Crown' but have not commissioned any further seasons as yet, therefore any news on casting remains pure speculation," a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement.

The third season of 'The Crown', which debuted on Netflix on November 17, also features Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret.

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