Heavy is the head that wears the crown, especially when it comes to portraying Queen Elizabeth IIone of the longest-lived monarchs in history.
Over the years, viewers have gotten more than a nuanced glimpse into the captivating life of the royal, who, before her death on September 8 at age 96, made history as Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. and the head of the family with the most years in office. She has been in history with 70 years on the throne.
More recently, for the hit Netflix series, The crownActress Claire Foy took on the role of the Queen in both the first and second seasons, with olivia colman portraying her in both the third and fourth. When the series returns later this year for its fifth season, the Emmy-nominated star imelda staunton he will sit on the throne as British ruler.
Other stars who have donned Her Majesty’s royal insignia include Helen Mirren, Emma Thompson, Sarah Gadon and more.