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Netflix reveals first look at The Crown newcomer Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret in the Netflix series The Crown. PIC: PA
Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret in the Netflix series The Crown. PIC: PA
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Fans of The Crown have been treated to a first look as Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret in The Crown.

Bonham Carter, 52, takes over from Vanessa Kirby to play the Queen’s sister in the third series of the popular Netflix series.

Along with the image of Bonham Carter, who is pictured side-on, holding a cigarette, the streaming service also unveiled a photograph of Ben Daniels, who will play Antony Armstrong-Jones, the princess’ husband.

In the photograph of his character, Daniels is shown holding a camera. He takes over the role from Matthew Goode.

At the beginning of the week, Netflix treated fans of the lavish drama to a first-look at Olivia Colman in the title role.

Colman replaces Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and can be seen holding a cup of tea in the picture.

The Crown, created by Peter Morgan, will see the cast changed in keeping with the ageing of the characters.

The first series portrayed the earlier days of the Queen’s reign and the second covered the period from 1956 until 1963.

It recently picked up 13 Emmy nominations, among them a nod in the coveted outstanding drama series category.

The third series is due to air on Netflix in 2019.