Queen Olivia II! She ruled the Oscars, now she rules the Commonwealth… as the FIRST picture of The Crown’s new monarch in all her finery emerges
- Olivia Colman has succeeded Claire Foy as Queen in third series of The Crown
- Colman, 45, won a Best Actress Oscar for playing Queen Anne in The Favourite
- The third series of The Crown will be released on Netflix later this year
With her smiling face framed by a familiar tiara-topped coiffure and her gloved fingers interlaced, Olivia Colman’s transformation is complete.
But having been crowned the queen of Hollywood last week, it’s perhaps no surprise she looks the part.
Colman, 45, won a Best Actress Oscar for playing Queen Anne in The Favourite – and here she is pictured for the first time as another monarch, our current Queen, in the eagerly awaited third series of The Crown.
The Netflix series is set to be released later this year. Colman has succeeded Claire Foy as the Queen, while Tobias Menzies – pictured with her – now plays the Duke of Edinburgh. The pair were filming an episode focused on Sir Anthony Blunt, the Queen’s art adviser who confessed in 1964 that he was a Russian spy.
Colman has described The Crown role as one of her most difficult to date ‘because everyone knows what she looks like, everyone knows what she sounds like, everyone has an opinion on whether the casting is right’.
EXCLUSIVE: Olivia Coleman (Queen Elizabeth II) and Tobias Menzies (Prince Phillip) seen filming scenes for ‘The Crown’ at the Royal College of Physicians in central London
Seen in her finery: Olivia Colman has succeeded Claire Foy as Queen in third series of The Crown
Reigning supreme: British actress Olivia Colman won best actress for her role in The Favorite at the Academy Awards on Sunday night
Surprise kiss: Rami Malek surprised the actress with a kiss on the cheek as they posed in the backstage press area
A dream in cream: Later in the evening, Olivia transformed into a different ensemble as she toted her gong at the Vanity Fair after-party
Creamy sensation: She looked nothing short of sensational for the star-studded event as she changed into a flowing cream gown with beaded adornments – with the entire outfit screaming ‘winner’
Olivia Colman laughs with the other winners after winning Best Actress award for the film ‘The Favourite’. Mahershala Ali (centre) won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for ‘Green Book’ and Regina King (right) won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
All smiles: The proud winners pose in the press room at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California