This Star Reportedly Won’t Be Returning For The Crown Season Six

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Season six of The Crown is currently being filmed and will hopefully return to our screens soon, but while the show might be returning, one of its stars reportedly won’t be.

As Gillian Anderson seemingly won’t be returning to the series to reprise her role as Margaret Thatcher.

Gillian portrayed the Prime Minister is season four of the period drama, and received rave reviews from critics and fans alike. So much so, the creators were hoping she would return as the character for an upcoming episode following Queen Elizabeth’s golden wedding anniversary.

But, alas, Gillian won’t be back in the show, after rejecting their offer.


With a source telling The Mirror: “Gillian’s portrayal of Thatcher was met with global critical acclaim and she was a huge asset to The Crown.”

“It had been hoped she would be able to make an appearance in scenes around the golden wedding but sadly that has not been the case due to scheduling issues.”

“It’s been another blow for producers in what’s already been a fairly dogged production.”

But it sounds as though her absence won’t be too noticeable with the writers coming up with a plan.

“As ever with the series, clever scripting will mean viewers will be none the wiser,” the source confessed.


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But while Gillian will be missed, there are new cast members joining the series for us to fan girl over.

Season six will follow William during his University days, when he meets wife Kate Middleton at St. Andrews University. Last year it was announced that newcomer Meg Bellamy would take on the role of Kate, and Ed McVey will be playing the prince.

Making things even more exciting is the way Meg and Rufus were discover. According to Deadline, the pair sent in self-taped videos following a casting call on social media. Considering how many people most have applied it’s basically a modern day Cinderella story, minus the glass slipper.

Both actors shared their delight to be joining the hit series.

Sharing the good news on Instagram, she wrote: “Pinch me please..So excited to announce that I will be playing Kate Middleton in Series 6 of Netflix’s ‘The Crown’.”

“It is such an honour to be joining the most incredible cast and crew, and I will strive to do Kate justice.”

While Ed said: “Ahhhhh the big news is now out!!! I’m absolutely buzzing to be given the opportunity to play Prince William in #thecrown in Series 6!!! Along side the amazing [Meg Bellamy] Gunna be an amazing shoot can’t wait to learn all I can!”