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Articles Tagged 'Imelda Staunton'

Lesley Manville

Casting News: Lesley Manville to Play Princess Margaret in Final Season of ‘The Crown’

It’s official: Lesley Manville has joined The Crown to portray Princess Margaret in the show’s fifth and final season. Following British newspaper reports overnight, the Netflix period drama confirmed the casting on Twitter today (July 2). Manville will play Margaret, Queen Elizabeth II‘s younger sister, opposite Imelda Staunton as the long-reigning British monarch. She follows […]

Imelda Staunton

10 Roles That Made Us Love Imelda Staunton

It’s recently been reported that Imelda Staunton is in the running to succeed Claire Foy and Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in seasons five and six of The Crown. Netflix has dismissed the rumors as premature, but let’s just say that if Staunton does land the role, we definitely won’t be mad about it. […]

Imelda Staunton attends The Old Vic Bicentenary Ball at The Old Vic Theatre on May 13, 2018 in London, England.

Imelda Staunton Among Names Added to the Cast of ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie

The long-awaited Downton Abbey movie already has a considerable cast, and just now more big names have been added to the list, including BAFTA winner and Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton. The Vera Drake and Harry Potter star will join Dame Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Penelope Wilton, Joanne Froggatt and Hugh Bonneville at the Crawley family’s country estate, according […]

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Hails the Unsung Heroes of British Film

Last night (December 7) Benedict Cumberbatch was honored with the Variety Award at the 2014 British Independent Film Awards. The commendation was given because his skyrocketing success has helped to “focus the international spotlight on the U.K.” (although if that’s the only criterion, surely certain Anglophile blogs should have been up there with him?) and […]

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