Who Is Emerald Fennel Who Will Play Camilla Parker Bowles on ‘The Crown’?

Season 3 of Netflix’s The Crown is upon us. And with it comes cast changes. Claire Foy is no longer playing the queen. Oscar-winning actress, Olivia Colman, is set to play Queen Elizabeth II in Seasons 3 and 4 of The Crown.

When will Season 3 premiere?

Seasons 1 and 2 premiered in the winter months at the end of the year. Season 3 will likely be no different. However, Seasons 3 and 4 will be filmed back-to-back, according to Town and Country.

When you’re knee deep in holiday cookies and wrapping paper, check Netflix for the release of Season 3. You might have to take a break from the holiday craziness to binge-watch the new season.

Who will play Camilla Parker Bowles?

With new seasons of The Crown come new people. Showrunner Peter Morgan has been recasting the entire show for Season 3.

Camilla Parker Bowles will make her debut on The Crown in Season 3, Suzanne Mackie, one of the show’s producers said at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival in April of last year.

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“Peter’s already talking about the most wonderful things,” Mackie said. “You start meeting Camilla Parker Bowles in season three.”

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles met in 1970 at a polo match. We’ll be very curious to see what parts of their relationship history are included in the series and which are not.

Who will play Camilla Parker Bowles?

Netflix confirmed in October of 2018 that Camilla will be played by actress Emerald Fennell of Call the Midwife.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 08: Emerald Fennell attends the UK Premiere of “The Danish Girl” at Odeon Leicester Square on December 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)

Fennell spoke about being cast on the series in a Twitter post on the official Twitter page of The Crown: “I’m absolutely over the moon and completely terrified. To be joining so many hugely talented people on The Crown. I absolutely love Camilla, and am very grateful that my teenage years have well prepared me for playing a chain-smoking serial snogger with a pudding bowl hair cut.”

Camilla watches ‘The Crown’

Ben Elliot, Camilla’s nephew, told Vanity Fair that she watches and enjoys The Crown the show. Elliot told the publication she “wasn’t looking forward to the bits to come,” meaning the parts about her life with Prince Charles.

When will Diana be introduced?

If Camilla will be introduced in Season 3, Diana must not be too far behind. The casting director for The Crown, Nina Gold, told Vanity Fair that “Diana’s not in this season,” but “when we do get to her, that is going to be pretty interesting.”

Maybe Diana will be introduced in Season 4 but if not then in Season 5 judging from the trajectory of the seasons.

How Olivia Colman feels about playing the queen

Olivia Colman has known she would play the queen since October 2017 when Netflix made the casting announcement. Colman said in an interview with Radio Times that she looked to one previous cast member for advice.

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“It’s a very hard act to follow,” Colman said in the interview, referring to actress Claire Foy who played the queen in Seasons 1 and 2.

“They—the people, the grown ups—put us in touch so I could ask her about it and she was just lovely—she’s one of the sweetest people ever and she’s brilliant.”

Other cast members for Season 3 include Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, Ben Daniels as Antony Armstrong-Jones, and Jason Watkins as Prime Minister Harold Wilson.