Olivia Colman to be the next Queen in The Crown

Olivia Colman will take over the role of the Queen in hit Netflix drama The Crown.

Claire Foy, 33, portrayed the monarch in Series 1 and the upcoming Series 2, but will be required to hand over the role to an older actress as the Queen ages on-screen.

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The Crown tells the story of the Royal Family since 1947, when the then-Princess Elizabeth got engaged to Prince Philip.

Colman, 43, will play the Queen in Series 3 and 4, which take place after 1963.

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