Matthew Goode The Crown Season 2 Lord Snowdon

The Crown: Matthew Goode to Romance [Spoiler] in Season 2

The Crown is adding a familiar face to make Queen Elizabeth’s family dynamics even more complicated.

Matthew Goode (The Good Wife, Downton Abbey) has joined the Season 2 cast of Netflix’s Golden Globe-winning period drama, according to the UK’s Radio Times. And he’s playing a big role: Lord Snowdon (aka Antony Armstrong-Jones), the society photographer who was married to Elizabeth’s sister Princess Margaret from 1960 to 1978. Season 1 saw Elizabeth and Margaret bicker over the princess’ ill-fated romance with divorced airman Peter Townsend; we’ll see if Liz takes to Lord Snowdon any better. (No spoilers, please!)

Goode is no stranger to the refined-British-drama genre: He recently walked down the aisle with Lady Mary as race-car driver Henry Talbot in the final season of PBS’ Downton Abbey. Goode also played justice-seeking lawyer Finn Polmar for two seasons on CBS’ The Good Wife.

The Crown is fresh off a pair of Golden Globe wins: one for best drama series, and one for lead actress Claire Foy for her work as Queen Elizabeth. Season 2 is already filming, and will cover Elizabeth’s reign as Queen of England through 1964, including the Suez Crisis and the massive cultural changes sweeping the globe in the 1960s.

Does Goode seem like a, well, good fit for The Crown? Hit the comments and share your thoughts.    

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  1. Juke says:

    The weird thing is that the actor who played Peter Townsend looked nothing like the real Townsend, but he did look a lot like Snowden. Still not sure what that casting was about. And now that I think about it, Matthew Goode looks more like Townsend. Very odd.

    • Miss Ellys says:

      Yep, you’re right. How confusing. I think we call this revisionist history. The TV show really didn’t want to show Snowdon in an interesting light though. He as portrayed as kind of boring and self-centered.

  2. Amanda says:

    Love this casting!!! Have been a fan of Matthew’s for years and looking forward to seeing him play Margaret’s husband Antony.

  3. Rebecca says:

    One of the best Netfix dramas to date

  4. Will says:

    Great! Love this show!

  5. Al says:

    Is this the same Lord Snowdon that died in real life last week!

  6. nellibly says:

    Spoiler? It’s history. No suspense here.

  7. Cheryl Faulk says:

    It is my belief that Matthew Goode would be outstanding in any role he’d play. However, having seen the marriage of Princess Margaret and Jones in the news for many years, I think Matthew Goode will be excellent in the role. I just hate to see him play such a rogue.

  8. Patricia DeSouza says:

    Love, love, love this actor!!! Should have been cast as Townsend but will take him in any role just to see his acting and handsome face❤

  9. Betty Bowman says:

    Love Matthew So excited!!!

  10. Cheryl Faulk says:

    Of course he is a good fit, although Lord Snowden really wasn’t as handsome as Matthew Goode. Goode is a fantastic actor with a playful twinkle in his eye. I wish we could acquire a venue to enjoy some of his previous work. I would love to see “Belle” and “Brideshead revisited”. I can’t seem to locate them anywhere!