X-Files star Gillian Anderson has confirmed that she will play conservative former British Prime Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Netflix’s The Crown series.

Thatcher served as the first female Prime Minister of the UK from 1979 to 1990.

Anderson joins Oscar-Winner Olivia Colman who takes over from Claire Foy to play Queen Elizabeth II, and Tobias Menzies who replaces Matt Smith as Prince Phillip in the Emmy award-winning series.


Season 3 of The Crown will drop on Netflix on November 17.

The Crown‘s fourth season is already in production.

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