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.
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