Netflix has confirmed that X-Files star Gillian Anderson will play conservative former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in season four of ‘The Crown’.

“I am so excited to be joining the cast and crew of ‘The Crown’ and to have the opportunity to portray such a complicated and controversial woman,” Anderson said in a statement.

“Thatcher was undoubtedly formidable but I am relishing exploring beneath the surface and, dare I say, falling in love with the icon who, whether loved or despised, defined an era.”

Anderson joins Oscar-winner Olivia Colman who plays Queen Elizabeth II and Helena Bonham Carter who portrays Princess Margaret in the Emmy award-winning series.

The fourth season of the hit show is currently in production.


Season three of ‘The Crown’ will drop on Netflix on November 17, 2019