Claire Foy Will Appear in ‘The Crown’ Season 4 & Here’s Why

Sure, Claire Foy was replaced by Olivia Colman in season three of The Crown, but that doesn’t mean she’s done playing Queen Elizabeth.

In fact, the 35-year-old actress will reprise her iconic role during a flashback sequence in season four of the Netflix series, according to The Daily Mail.

Based on the behind-the-scenes pics obtained by the outlet, many believe the scene will take place in 1947 when Elizabeth was 21 years old.

The pics feature Foy recreating Elizabeth’s radio broadcast during her visit to South Africa. (The royal was a princess—not a queen—at the time.) The moment became widely known as her 21st birthday speech, where she pledged her loyalty to the Commonwealth.

Foy totally nailed the monarch’s outfit, wearing an identical white blouse, a double string of pearls and a wig that screams ’40s.

Don’t believe us? Watch Queen Elizabeth’s original broadcast below to see for yourself.

Foy played Queen Elizabeth in seasons one and two of The Crown, which took place from the late ’40s to the mid ’50s. While Colman is taking over for seasons three and four, Netflix is already in talks with Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter) for any additional seasons.

In addition to Colman, season four of The Crown will star Tobias Menzies (Prince Philip), Helena Bonham Carter (Princess Margaret), Josh O’Connor (Prince Charles), Emma Corin (Princess Diana) and Erin Doherty (Princess Anne).

Welcome back, Claire Foy.


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