Olivia Colman Set To Star in Cinderella Alongside Helena Bonham Carter News

Olivia Colman Set To Star in Cinderella Alongside Helena Bonham Carter

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Time icon December 3, 2020

Olivia Colman has been roped in to star in a socially distanced version of pantomime, Cinderella. Along with her is co-star from The Crown, Helena Bonham Carter.

The actress currently plays the role of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s drama The Crown. She is reportedly going to play the fairy godmother in the series along with Helena, who plays her sister, Princess Margaret, in The Crown. Meanwhile, the Harry Potter alum will be playing the wicked stepmother, Lady Devilia.

Joining the pair is Tom Hollander as Baron Hardup, comedian Guz Khan as Buttons, alongside brother and sister; and This Country stars Daisy May and Charlie Cooper as the evil stepsisters. The show will be released on Christmas Eve on BBC2 and will be performed virtually following the COVID-19 guidelines.

The actors will be taking their roles from their own homes. The show will also include special illustrations for important scenes in the pantomime which will be set up by Quentin Blake. Richard Curtis, the founder of Comic Relief expressed his gratitude to BBC2; and the “amazing” cast for allowing them to do their first-ever pantomime.

Patrick Holland, BBC2 boss described it as a unique surprise at the end of the year when everybody needs cheering up. He added, “Thank you so much to Richard Curtis; the team at Comic Relief for assembling such a stellar cast to deliver us a pantomime to remember.”

29 Million Viewers Have Watched The Crown’s Latest Season

This comes after Netflix received huge success scores with the fourth season of The Crown. According to a report, 29 million viewers tuned into the highly-anticipated season of the Netflix series. Although the streaming service has not revealed the official figures for the series, more people have tuned into the dramatized version of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

Just under 29 million globally watched the drama in its first week of release from November 4; that’s 600,000 more than watched TV coverage in Britain of the royal wedding in 1981, reports The Sun

Netflix will officially release the number of viewers after a month of a show’s release. The third installment of the series had garnered almost 21 million in its opening week. The fourth installment is, however, expected to garner more viewers because of Charles and Diana’s early years of courtship and marriage. It has been an issue of interest for people since they first got together.

The Sun reported that both Josh and Emma and the cast was extremely thrilled when they heard about the viewing figures. The source revealed the hype being more than ever on this year’s series; and with it, the pressure was just as much. “But the reviews have been almost unanimously raving; – and this is reflected in the first week viewing figures,” revealed the source.

The Crown Season 4 Was Highly-Anticipated

The main focus for the new season will be on how the Queen and her family are trying to secure the perfect bride for Prince Charles to continue their line of succession. The season will be about the Prince falling for Lady Diana Spencer. The trailer also gives a peek at their relationship that depicts a fairytale to unite the British people but it is actually not.

Olivia Colman will be playing Queen Elizabeth for the second consecutive year. Tobias Menzies will also be portraying Prince Philip for the second time. We can also expect to see Claire Foy as she returns for a flashback scene of Queen Elizabeth. A younger version of Prince William will also be a part of the series as the season will see Princess Diana pregnant with Prince Harry.

Netflix teased fans on Twitter by releasing few pictures from the upcoming season as it marked its first look. Photos of Anderson, Corrin, and more were shared alongside the caption, “Change is coming.”

The final two seasons of The Crown will see Elizabeth Debucki playing the role of Princess Diana. Imelda Staunton will be seen playing the role of the Queen. The storyline of season 6 will run through the characters in the 2000s as it started in the 1940s.

The Crown” is produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television. Executive producers include Peter Morgan, Stephen Daldry, Andy Harries, Suzanne Mackie, Benjamin Caron, Robert Fox, and Matthew Byam Shaw. Michael Casey serves as the series producer.

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