Now, in Seasons 3 and 4, Colman, fresh from her Best Actress Oscar win for The Favourite, plays an older version of Her Majesty. Filming took place at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, which is where Pippa Middleton married James Matthews in 2017. Previous shots from the set of The Crown showed the Queen wearing a light blue dress and a tiara, out with Prince Philip. Colman, of course, is no stranger to playing royals, having portrayed Queen Anne in The Favourite.
Speaking to her former Broadchurch co-star David Tennant on his podcast in February, Colman spoke of her respect for the Queen, describing her as an “incredibly impressive human being”.
“I’m slightly obsessed with her,” she said.
Colman went on to say the Queen made a vow “as a very young woman to serve her country, which is an extraordinary thing to do. And she genuinely has stuck to it. I think that’s amazing. She’s an even keel. I think it’s going to be a terrible, terrible shock when she’s not our even keel anymore.”
Season 3 of The Crown is expected to land on Netflix later in the year.