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Who Will Play Who In The Crown Season Two? (Vogue UK Aug 11, 2017)

With the arrival of the trailer for the second season of The Crown, excitement levels are soaring for the forthcoming installment of Netflix’s royal hit. From the new faces to the returning stars, see how the cast measures up to their real-life counterparts. 

  1. Michael C Hall is set to play president John F Kennedy. 
  2. Jodi Balfour will play Jackie Kennedy. 
  3. Matt Smith is reprising his role as Prince Philip. 
  4. Claire Foy is returning to her award-winning portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II. 
  5. Vanessa Kirby is once again playing Princess Margaret. 
  6. Matthew Goode will play Lord Snowdon (then known as Antony Armstrong-Jones). 
  7. Victoria Hamilton will return to her role as the Queen Mother. 
  8. Jeremy Northam will reprise his depiction of Anthony Eden. 

*Season 2 starts Dec 8, 2017

The Crown star Claire Foy celebrates Emmy nod, teases ‘completely different’ season 2 (EW July 13, 2017)

Thursday morning, Claire Foy received an Emmy nomination for her performance in Netflix drama The Crown, where she plays Queen Elizabeth II. EW caught up with the actress to see how she reacted to the news.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: This is your first Emmy nomination — you must be super excited.
I feel very, very honored and also a bit all-of-a-fluster. I’ve never been before and I can’t wait.

The Crown was nominated in a few other categories too including best drama series, best supporting actor for John Lithgow, and for best writing and directing. Will you guys be in touch to celebrate? Is there a group text?
We’ll definitely be in touch. We just finished shooting the second season so we probably won’t see each other, but it’s not long to wait — it’s only until September — and we’ll all get together and have a big old party. I’ll definitely be getting in touch with John to say congratulations. But we’ve all just worked together again for a long time so we’re sick of the sight of each other — we’ll all be like, “Yeah, yeah, see you September.”

Looking back at season 1, was there any particular scene or episode that stood out to you and made you realize how big this show was going to be?
I really loved episode 9 (“The Assassins”). I just really thought it was near perfect. That’s the episode when Churchill is having his portrait painted and where Philip and Elizabeth have a real break in their marriage and you start to see the cracks in what they’ve been through. Not that I enjoyed playing that or relished the confrontation, but I felt like I could really get into it at that point and I really enjoyed doing those scenes with Matt [Smith], and Ben Caron, who directed those episodes, was just amazing to work with.

It’s so great because, as a viewer, you’re really rooting for both of them; you want both Elizabeth and Philip to get their way. I just want them to be happy together!
I know! That’s all you want, for them to work things out, but it only gets worse in the second series. It’s like, bloody hell, it’s just awful!

They need to go on another safari and have fun.
Exactly! Go back to Africa! I think that’s why it’s so great; they’re not perfect people, and Peter [Morgan, the series creator] is really good at not trying to paint them that way. I don’t know how he writes these scenes between people who’ve got all sorts of complications and problems and all you want them to do is have a cuddle.

How’s working with Matt Smith? He seems like he’d be a dream.
Doesn’t he? He’s amazing. He’s become a real, real friend, so going to work with him was amazing. It was great when I knew the days that he’d be in. I love him.

So is season 2 all wrapped?
Yeah, it’s all done. It was amazing. It was completely different, like a completely different show in a way. The direction the show has gone in is very different and the period of time is moving on, so it does feel very different. It was also lucky because [season 1] came out while we were all shooting so it was really lovely that it went down so well. It was really lovely for all of the crew and the cast to be like, “Woohoo, we’re doing it again!”

Is there anything you can tease for the next season? You’ve got the Americans to contend with now with the addition of J.F.K.
I absolutely fell in love with Jodi Balfour [who plays Jackie Kennedy]. She’s just brilliant, and Michael C. Hall [who plays Jack Kennedy] is just incredible. You really see how amazing it is to put Philip and Elizabeth — their marriage and their world — suddenly into the 1960s. You see how the royal family has to start changing and move with the times and realize that things and people are different, and you start to see the evolution of the modern monarchy.

Do you have a preference in terms of fashion for those different decades?
I loved wearing 1950s skirts, but I’m not a massive fan of the queen’s choice of wardrobe. I think when she was younger she didn’t have to have the uniform, she was more free, but as she gets older in the second season, she becomes much more like, “This is what I wear for work.” You start to see the formation of the queen as she looks now — the hair and everything.

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“I’m very aware that something like this is only going to happen to me once in my life, there is only one job life this. Getting to tell the stories that you get to tell and travel in the Tardis and friendship, and just so many magical things. There’s nothing as whimsical as this show, I don’t think. It’s a dream. It kind of feels a bit like an adventure. So you’ve got to go with it and soak it up. Knowing one day I’ll look back at all those memories." - Jenna Coleman.

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I seriously need to follow some more people who don't just love Supernatural...

Don’t get me wrong Supernatural is amazing but I have other fandoms too you know!

Please reblog/like this post if you are a fan of the following and I will follow you:

  • Red Dwarf
  • Dexter (and Michael C Hall in general)
  • Miranda
  • Sherlock
  • Doctor Who (not so much this year but still anyway - especially love Matt Smith + Christopher Eccleston)
  • In The Flesh
  • Game of Thrones
  • Green Wing 
  • The IT Crowd
  • Cornetto Trilogy + Spaced
  • Eddie Redmayne
  • Christian Bale
  • Matt Damon
  • Broadchurch (David Tennant’s best performance)
  • The Blacklist (although mainly James Spader)
  • Black Books
  • Lee Evans
  • Seann Walsh
  • Simon Pegg in other stuff
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Dylan Moran
  • Simon Amstell
  • Friday Night Dinner
  • Mock the Week (Dara O'Briain, Ed Byrne, Hugh Dennis…)
  • Stephen Merchant
  • Jon Richardson
  • Robert De Niro
  • John Hughes movies
  • Heathers
  •  A Clockwork Orange
  • Robocop
  • Will Smith

My old blog should have most if not all of these things: [x]

There are some things on my old blog I’m not really a fan of anymore, hence why I made this new blog to put new stuff on it as I had, had it so long I felt I needed a change. Soooo basically I would like to add more to this blog as it doesn’t really have a lot on it at all let alone any of these things/people listed. All the other fandoms are hiding away and it makes me sad so please come along to join me! Ok bye.