Actress Gillian Anderson has officially joined the fourth season of the critically-acclaimed television series “The Crown.” Gillian will play former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher who was elected in 1979 and ruled the United Kingdom until 1990.
The first rumours about Gillian joining “The Crown” appeared in January 2019, however, Netflix declined to comment on them at that time. The official confirmation came yesterday (7 September 2019).
Gillian Anderson will play Margaret Thatcher in The Crown Season Four, now in production. pic.twitter.com/OVCO8o2bVk— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) September 7, 2019
“I am so excited to be joining the cast and crew of ‘The Crown’ and to have the opportunity to portray such a complicated and controversial woman. Thatcher was undoubtedly formidable, but I am relishing exploring beneath the surface and, dare I say, falling in love with the icon who, whether loved or despised, defined an era,” says Gillian.
The fourth season of “The Crown” is currently in production. The release date is not yet known. In the meantime, the third season of the series will premiere on 17 November 2019 on Netflix.