The Crown's Victoria Hamilton has been chatting about filming the second season of Netflix's expensive royal family drama...
Walking the red carpet at the BAFTA awards last week, Victoria Hamilton stopped to have a chat about the return of Netflix's pricy drama about the royal family, The Crown. The actress plays the Queen Mother in the streaming service's popular show, and she'll be reprising the role once again when season 2 lands later this year.
“It’s as rich and as detailed and as extraordinary as series one was,” she noted. “It’s moving into the 60s, so it’s very much about that very modern encroaching world and the world that is the establishment of The Crown. There’s obviously a lot more exploration of certain members of the Royal Family and their stories. It’s wonderful. I can’t wait for people to see it.”
The actress has been working steadily since the mid-90s, and has appeared in everything from Lark Rise To Candleford to Doctor Foster, but the rest of the cast certainly seem to like to keep her on her toes.
“One of the things I think everyone will say it’s one of the happiest jobs we’ve worked on. They’re all just a genuinely lovely bunch of people you’re surrounded by. Everyone is so at the top of their game that you just do spend most of your time watching people doing their thing thinking, ‘Oh my god, you’re just brilliant.’”
The second season of The Crown will pick up where season one ended, covering the period between 1955 and 1964. It'll see England fighting an illegal war in Egypt and go on to see Prime Minister Harold Macmillan resign after a public scandal.
Claire Foy and Matt Smith will be back as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, and the show has also added Matthew Goode to the cast as Antony Armstrong-Jones, aka Lord Snowdon. Lord Snowdon was a society photographer who was married to Princess Margaret from 1960 to 1978.
Netflix also recently announced that Dexter's Michael C. Hall and Bomb Girls' Jodi Balfour will be joinging the drama as U.S. president John F. Kennedy and first lady Jackie Kennedy respectively, so it looks like those ten episodes will be covering a whole lot of history.
More as we have it.