Who are the actresses who portrayed Queen Elizabeth II in “The Crown”?
The actress who portrayed Queen Elizabeth II in the popular Netflix series “The Crown” indeed changed as the series went on to showcase different periods of the Queen's life. The younger version of Queen Elizabeth II, reigning from 1947 to the early 1960s, was depicted by Claire Foy. Claire Foy played the Queen for the first two seasons of the series and she earned a Primetime Emmy Award in 2018 for her performance in the second season. Starting from the third season, the role of Queen Elizabeth II was taken over by Olivia Colman, who played the role of the Queen from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s. Like Foy, Colman also won a Golden Globe for her powerful portrayal in 2020. As the series progress, Imelda Staunton will assume the role of Queen Elizabeth II for the fifth and sixth seasons. Each of these actresses has brought their unique portrayal to the character, providing an interesting and nuanced depiction of the life of Queen Elizabeth II.