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Season three of The Crown has received heaps of praise since it aired on Netflix last weekend. However, we must admit we do miss the old cast.

Claire Foy and Matt Smith’s on-screen chemistry was so endearing and the show just isn’t the same without them. Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies are phenomenal, but we can’t help but miss the original royals.

But fear not, we may be seeing more of Claire Foy in future episodes. The actress was spotted filming flashback scenes for season four of The Crown and we couldn’t be happier about her return.


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The actress will return to play Queen Elizabeth II for a special throwback scene. She was photographed delivering the Queen’s famous 21st birthday speech scene this week.

The snap was shared on fan account 'Claire Foy Club' and followers were thrilled to see Claire return.

One said, “Season 3 is not the same without her! So glad we will see her again!”

Another added, “Bring them all back. I really miss all the actors.”

“I love The Crown & Claire Foy is my favourite Queen,” another gushed.

Claire Foy starred as Queen Elizabeth in the first two seasons of The Crown. However, the actress was then replaced by Olivia Colman who portrays a middle-aged Queen Elizabeth in season three and four of the popular drama series.

As much as we adore Colman’s portrayal, there’s something about Claire’s that is impossible to beat. 

We can’t help but wonder if more of the original cast will be featured in a future episode.

We’d love to see Vanessa Kirby dazzle as Princess Margaret again.



Claire Foy has gained international recognition for her powerful portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown, Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider’s Web and now as Janet Armstrong in First Man.

As part of her acceptance speech for the #SeeHer recognition gong at the Critics' Choice Awards, she delivered a moving statement about the complexities of female roles.

She became the third actor to receive the accolade, which was launched by the Association of National Advertisers in 2016.

She followed in Viola Davis' and Gal Gadot's footsteps, winning the award which aims to increase the number of accurate depictions of women across the media.

Foy made sure to speak about how numerous people refer to her role in the 2018 Neil Armstrong biopic First Man as "just the wife", which she strongly opposes.

“I’ve had the opportunity to play some extraordinary women, for all sorts of reasons, and none more so than Janet Armstrong,” Foy said.

"She lived her life with such bravery and resilience and determination and love," she added.

“I can’t tell you how many times during the making of the movie and in the press tour that people said to me, ‘Well that part is normally the part of just the wife’." 

“And there’s no such thing as ‘just the wife’.” This statement got rapturous applause from the star-studded audience, clearly emphatically agreeing with the British actress.

Foy illustrated that it’s an actor’s responsibility to question who they portray, how they portray them and “how we want people to see themselves on screen” to create change.

Viola Davis presented Foy with the award, and Foy explained how she’d previously watched Davis’ acceptance speech for the 2016 #SeeHer award in preparation for her own.

She was eternally inspired by the outstanding Widows actor’s words that “the greatest privilege in your life is to be who you are.” WE STAN.

The actress concluded by saying she hopes the #SeeHer award will give her “encouragement” to be “brave enough to face and see myself”, and that she hopes it will also help others to do the same.

*Passes the tissues around the office*

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The gender pay gap is a topic that just isn't going away.

And when it comes to Claire Foy and Matt Smith's pay for their respective roles in the Netflix drama, The Crown, it seemed that all was finally well in terms of fairness. 

Sadly, however, this doesn't seem to be the case.

It was first reported in late April that Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth II  in the TV series, was receiving less pay than her co-star Matt Smith, who plays her on-screen husband, Prince Philip.

Variety had said that the producers of the royal drama had actually confirmed that she earned less for the first two seasons of the show.

Matt's salary has never been disclosed, but Variety had revealed that Claire took home $40,000 an episode.

She told Entertainment Weekly at the time, "I’m surprised because I’m at the centre of it, and anything that I’m at the centre of like that is very, very odd, and feels very, very out of ordinary. But I’m not [surprised about the interest in the story] in the sense that it was a female-led drama. I’m not surprised that people saw [the story] and went, ‘Oh, that’s a bit odd.’

Producer Susan Mackie also said, "going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen."

With all of this attention on the pay gap within the show, it has now been brought to light that Claire actually isn't getting back-paid for her work.

"That was what was reported that I was back-paid. I've never mentioned anything about it and neither have the producers. The fact that that is 'fact' – is not quite correct,'' she told Al Arabiya

“Yes it’s Netflix, but it’s a British production company. It happened at the same time as it was coming out with a lot of other people that there was a lot of pay inequality across the board—in the music industry, in journalism, in every industry. It’s across the board that it became part of a bigger conversation, which is an odd place to find yourself in."

What do you think of this latest development?



We binge-watched both series one and two of The Crown, and although it seemed like a wonderful idea at the time, we certainly regret it now.


We miss Prince Phillip’s cheeky attitude. We wish we could watch Claire Foy’s dazzling portrayal of Queen Elizabeth every single day. We miss the drama of Princess Margaret and her troubled love life. We even miss Tommy Lascelles and that iconic moustache.



We are longing for series three of the Netflix drama series, and we’re sure we aren’t the only ones missing The Crown.


To fill The Crown shaped hole in your heart we’ve gathered up everything we know about the upcoming series.


When will it air?

Rumour has it that series three of The Crown will air later than the first two series. Apparently, filming will take place in July, with reports stating that the third series will air on Netflix in the winter of 2018, or early spring 2019.



The cast:

Unfortunately, we have bid a fond farewell to Matt Smith, Claire Foy, Vanessa Kirby and co. who played the Royals during the 1940s to the 1960s. However, some stellar stars will take over from the original cast with Olivia Colman taking on the role of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. The latest addition to the cast is Tobias Menzies who will be carrying on as Prince Philip after Matt Smith departs.


Vanessa Kirby who dazzled as the wild Princess Margaret revealed that Helena Bonham Carter will be playing a middle-aged Princess Margaret. Ben Daniels will star as the charming Anthony Armstrong Jones. Jason Watkins will play Prime Minister Harold Wilson.



The storyline:

It has been confirmed that the upcoming season will focus on Princess Margaret’s troubled love life, as it follows the breakdown of her marriage to Antony ‘Tony’ Armstrong-Jones'. We will also be introduced to Camilla Parker Bowles in series three.



The time frame:

It has been claimed that series three will be set during the 1970s. The Duke of Windsor passed away in 1972, so we have a feeling his death will be a major storyline if this is the series three-time frame.



We will keep you up to date on everything about series three of this glorious series. We cannot wait for The Crown to return!


Is it just us or are you dying to get a glimpse at Olivia Coleman for Season Three of The Crown?

Well, wait no longer as Netflix has released the first image of Olivia as HRH Queen Elizabeth II with the  simple caption of ''Patience.''

Which is something we sadly don't have when it comes to the third season of the hit drama. 

Olivia is set to take over the reigns from Claire Foy, who embodied the grace and quiet determination of Her Majesty with such ease, that she will be greatly missed.

However, fans are divided with their opinions, as some are excited to see what Olivia will bring to the role while others wish Claire could have stayed on.

One said, ''Isn’t it two-fold? 1. The Queen needs to age: I don’t think we can hang around while Claire Foy gets 20 years older. 2. As mentioned multiple times throughout the series, ‘The Crown’ is the most important thing, not the person wearing it.''

Another chimed in with, ''I'm really going to miss Claire Foy (and Vanessa Kirby!) but I'm excited to see this next chapter!''

Olivia has spoken previously about how stepping into Claire's shoes will be ''a very hard act to follow.''


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She spoke to Radio Times about the challenge of taking over from Claire. 

''She’s f***ing amazing and it’s a very hard act to follow. The grown-ups put us [Olivia and Claire] in touch, so I could ask her about it and she was just lovely – she’s one of the sweetest people ever and she’s brilliant.”

Other new members to the cast include Tobias Menzies as the Duke of Edinburgh and Call The Midewife's Erin Doherty in the role of Princess Anne. 

The third and fourth series are also reported to cover the time span of 1964-76.

Producer Suzanne Mackie also said that Charles’ second wife Camilla Parker-Bowles will be introduced.  

Series Three can't come soon enough!


Claire Foy won the hearts of many for her Golden Globe-winning role as Queen Elizabeth on The Crown, however, fans were hugely disappointed when reports that she was paid less than her co-star Matt Smith came to light last month. 

It was revealed that Smith, who plays Prince Philip in the Netflix drama, earned a whopping £10,000 more per episode.

In light of the controversy, reports are now claiming that Claire, 33, is set to receive a lump sum of £200,000 (€226,880) from the production company. 

Speaking about the pay gap, the actress recently admitted she was embarrassed by the whole thing, but insisted it was an eye-opening moment that would stick with her for the rest of her career. 

"It definitely opened my eyes to a lot. And I certainly won't be naïve about those things," Foy sad.

"It's really opened my eyes about what I am allowed to have an opinion about, and what I'm allowed to stand up for myself about.

"And I think that's really changed my approach to myself and other women in this industry. It's been only a positive thing – even though, embarrassing."

Matt Smith also commented on the situation, saying how he supported his co-star "completely." 

"I support her completely, and I'm pleased that it was resolved and they made amends for it, because that's what needs to happen," he said.

A new cast will take over Foy and Smith's roles in the next season of The Crown, with an air date yet to be revealed.


We utterly adore Claire Foy on The Crown, and we will be so sad to see her go for the third series. Her performance is so compelling and, as the main character, we assumed the mum-of-one was the highest paid actor on set.

However, this wasn't the case, it was recently revealed. People were astounded to hear that her co-star, Matt Smith, was paid more than the talented actress. The show’s producers said that Matt received more due to his previous work on Doctor Who.

Thankfully Suzanne Mackie, who is the executive producer of The Crown, stated that from now on, “No one gets paid more than the Queen.”

Beyond being a learning moment for the series' producers, Claire says she has gleaned something from the pay gap issue as well.

"It definitely opened my eyes to a lot. And I certainly won't be naïve about those things," the 34-year-old explained to The Telegraph.

The Golden Globe winner reportedly earned $40,000 per episode. The figure for Matt's salary has not been disclosed.

With this in mind, Claire reflected, "It's really opened my eyes about what I am allowed to have an opinion about, and what I'm allowed to stand up for myself about.

"And I think that's really changed my approach to myself and other women in this industry. It's been only a positive thing – even though, embarrassing."

Matt Smith has also spoken out regarding the pay gap controversy and reiterated his support for his on-screen wife.

"Claire is one of my best friends, and I believe that we should be paid equally and fairly and there should be equality for all," he told The Hollywood Reporter.

The former Doctor Who star agreed with Claire about improving conditions for women in the industry, and beyond:

“Going forward, I think we should all bear in mind that we need to strive to make this better and a more even playing field for everyone involved — but not just in our industry, in all industries."

The series will return early next year, with Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies now taking over the regal roles of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.


Claire Foy’s breathtaking performance as Queen Elizabeth on The Crown will leave you speechless.

The actress has won the hearts of many for her Golden Globe-winning role, however, fans were highly disappointed to hear that she was paid less than her co-star Matt Smith.

Netflix revealed that Foy was paid less than the actor, who plays Prince Phillip, due to his previous role on the BBC’s Doctor Who.

According to Variety, the news was revealed by show producers Suzanne Mackie and Andy Harries at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem.

However, as the show enters its third season, the producers stated that they will amend the pay gap, “Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen,” said Suzanne Mackie.

Olivia Colman will star as Queen Elizabeth in season three and four of the drama series, however, Netflix has yet to confirm who will play a middle-aged Prince Philip.

Speaking of the third season, Suzanne Mackie revealed that fans are in for a real treat, “Those are going to be extraordinary, those episodes.”

With the introduction of young Princess Diana and Camilla Parker Bowles, the upcoming episodes are going to be better than before.

Filming for season three of The Crown will begin in July, with Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter scoring roles as the royal sisters. Rumours have been circulating that Hugh Laurie will play a middle-aged Prince Phillip

The third season of The Crown will be set during the 1960s and 1980s, however, no air date has been released just yet.


Adam Sandler has been criticised following an “uncomfortable” interview on The Graham Norton Show this week, during which he repeatedly put touched British actress, Claire Foy.

Viewers of the show took to Twitter to express to express their discomfort after the US actor placed his hand on Claire's knee as he told an anecdote about a trip with his parents.

Despite the actress appearing to squirm at the first touch, Adam once again reached over to rest his hand on her knee for a number of seconds.

Emma Thompson, who was also a guest on the show, seemed to be quite aware of the fact that the actor was acting inappropriately and appeared to glare at him until he removed his hand.

According to The Independent, a spokesperson for the married father-of-four described his actions as “a friendly gesture” – but rather unsurprisingly, not everyone interpreted them this way.

However, despite heavey criticism, many viewers jumped to the actor's defence, insisting his actions were harmless.