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Brand new pictures of Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II on 'The Crown' set

The actress is proving to be perfectly cast as the British monarch as our comparison proves

Brand new images of Olivia Colman as The Crown's Queen Elizabeth II have emerged. The Oscar winner has been seen looking remarkably like the British monarch on the set of the popular Netflix show.

Click through the gallery above to see more photos of Colman on set as the Queen Elizabeth II.

Colman is set to play the Queen from her 40s to early 60s (the late 1960s until the mid-1980s), across seasons three and four of the Netflix series. And it seems that both the casting and costume departments on The Crown have earned their way, as the similarities between the two are clear to see:

EXCLUSIVE: Olivia Colman (Queen Elizabeth II) and Tobias Menzies (Prince Phillip) seen filming scenes for 'The Crown' at the Royal College of Physicians in central London. Pictured: Tobias Menzies,Olivia Colman Ref: SPL5058067 250119 EXCLUSIVE Picture by: SplashNews.com Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London on 24th October 1968. (Photo by Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 0207 644 7656 Milan: 02 4399 8577 photodesk@splashnews.com World Rights
Left: Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II and Tobias Menzies as Prince Phillip on the set of 'The Crown'. Right: Queen Elizabeth II arriving London's Royal Opera House in 1968. Splash News, Getty

Colman was seen leaving London’s Royal College of Physicians in the brand new photos. In a very similar combination of an embellished light blue dress, white gloves and a tiara, the Queen once wore while arriving at London's Royal Opera House in 1968. The Queen would have been aged 42 in the photo above, the beginning of the period Colman is set to portray her from.

Tobias Menzies has taken over from Matt Smith to play Prince Philip, while Helena Bonham Carter will play Princess Margaret and Ben Daniels will feature as Antony Armstrong-Jones, previous played by Vanessa Kirby and Matthew Goode respectively.

Click through the gallery below to see comparisons between the new and old cast of The Crown:

Colman, who is fresh from her Academy Award win for her portrayal of another British queen, Queen Anne, in The Favourite, was delighted to be cast as the reigning British monarch.

“I’m so thrilled to be part of The Crown. I was utterly gripped watching it,” Coleman told the BBC shortly after her role was announced in July last year. “I think Claire Foy is an absolute genius – she’s an incredibly hard act to follow. I’m basically going to re-watch every episode and copy her.”

Netflix is yet to reveal when The Crown season 3 will be aired

Updated: March 4, 2019 05:23 PM

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