Lesley Manville Lands Princess Margaret Role for Final Season of 'The Crown'
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To replace Helena Bonham Carter as the Queen's sister on the fifth season of the show, the 64-year-old actress will star opposite Imelda Staunton who has been confirmed to play Elizabeth II.

AceShowbiz - Actress Lesley Manville has been cast to play Princess Margaret in the final season of hit series "The Crown".

The 64-year-old will replace Helena Bonham Carter as the Queen's sister on the fifth season of the show, while Imelda Staunton has already been confirmed to play Elizabeth II, picking up the royal role from Olivia Colman.

The younger Princess Margaret was portrayed by Vanessa Kirby on series one and two.

Manville and Staunton are old acting colleagues, having appeared alongside each other in "Vera Drake" and the "Maleficent" films for Disney, while Manville has also won acclaim for her recent roles in "Phantom Thread" and "Hampstead".

"The Crown"'s fourth season is expected to air later this year, but there's no fixed production start date or release for season five.

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