Heavy is the head that wears the crown – especially when it comes to portraying Queen Elizabeth the secondone of the longest-serving monarchs in history.
Over the years, viewers have had more than a few nuanced glimpses into the riveting life of the Queen, who – before she died on September 8 at the age of 96 – was considered Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and longest-serving female Head of History wrote the state’s history at 70 years on the throne.
Most recently for the hit Netflix series, The Crown, actress Claire Foy took on the role of the Queen in both the first and second seasons Olivia Colman portrays her in both the third and fourth. When the series returns for season five later this year, the Emmy-nominated star will Imelda Staunton will sit on the throne as British ruler.
Other stars who have donned Her Majesty’s royal regalia include, among others Helen Mirren, Emma Thompson, SarahGadon and more.