Lesley Manville to play Princess Margaret in final season of The Crown

Lesley Manville.
Lesley Manville.
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Meet the new Rebel Princess.

Lesley Manville will play Princess Margaret in the fifth season of the Netflix drama, The Crown.

The role was previously filled by Vanessa Kirby in seasons one and two and Helen Bonham Carter in seasons three and four.

The news was announced via the official Twitter account of the show.

The 64-year-old said that she couldn't be happier to be playing Princess Margaret.

"The baton is being passed on from two formidable actresses, and I really don't want to let the side down. Furthermore, to play siblings with my dear friend Imelda Staunton will be nothing short of a complete joy."


In February, creator Peter Morgan announced that the show will end after the fifth season.

Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth II taking over from Olivia Colman who played the monarch in the recent seasons.

READ MORE | 'The Crown' bowing out after fifth season

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