Heavy is the top that wears the crown—particularly when it means portraying Queen Elizabeth II, one of many longest-serving monarchs in historical past.
Through the years, viewers have gotten quite a lot of nuanced glimpses into the charming lifetime of the royal, who—earlier than her passing on Sept. 8 at age 96, made historical past because the longest-reigning British monarch and the longest-serving feminine head of state in historical past with 70 years on the throne.
Most not too long ago, for Netflix’s hit sequence, The Crown, actress Claire Foy took on the position of the Queen in each the primary and second seasons, with Olivia Colman portraying her in each the third and fourth. When the sequence returns later this 12 months for the fifth season, Emmy nominated star Imelda Staunton will sit on the throne because the British ruler.
Different stars who’ve donned Her Majesty’s regal regalia embody Helen Mirren, Emma Thompson, Sarah Gadon and extra.