Helena Bonham Carter to Narrate BBC’s “Charles III: The Coronation Year” Documentary on King Charles III

Helena Bonham Carter has landed a royal storytelling role…

The 57-year-old part-Spanish English actress will narrate Charles III: The Coronation Year, a BBC documentary that explores King Charles III‘s first year on the throne.

Helena Bonham CarterCharles III: The Coronation Year will air next month, as viewers are taken behind the scenes via exclusive access to see the landmark moments of the king and his wife, Queen Camilla’s, first year since the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Filmed as Buckingham Palace prepared for, delivered, and celebrated the first Coronation in 70 years in May, and in the months that followed, the documentary features contributions from members of the Royal Family and key players in The King and Queen’s Household.

“It’s a real privilege to be given such extraordinary behind the scenes access to the first year of King Charles’ reign,” said Kate Phillips, BBC Director of Unscripted. “It is a remarkable time in history and this documentary will offer a unique insight into King Charles and Queen Camilla, and the preparation and planning leading to their coronation – a momentous ceremony watched by millions around the world.”

Oxford Films is producing the 90-minute documentary, which will air next month. EP for Oxford Films is Nicolas Kent and commissioning editor for the BBC is Simon Young. It’s directed by Ashley Gething, produced by Faye Hamilton and the writer and co-producer is Robert Hardman.

Bonham Carter played Princess Margaret in Seasons 3 and 4 of The Crown.

Netflix to Premiere Season 3 of “The Crown” with Helena Bonham Carter in November

Helena Bonham Carter is ready for her crowning moment…

Netflix has announced that the third season of its royal drama The Crown, starring the 53-year-old part-Spanish actress, will premiere on November 17.

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This comes nearly two years after the airing of the second season of the British drama, which launched on December 8, 2017.

Season 3 of The Crown starts in 1964 and will cover events such as the rise of the Beatles and England winning the soccer World Cupin 1966. Characters such as Camilla Parker Bowleswill also start to emerge in the next season.

Written by Peter Morgan, the third season will have a new cast from the previous two seasons. 

Oscar winner Olivia Colman stars as Queen Elizabeth II, taking over the role from Claire FoyTobias MenziesBen Danielsand Bonham Carter will play Prince PhilipLord Snowdonand Princess Margaret, respectively.

Parker Bowles is played by Emerald Fennelland Prince Charlesby Josh O’ConnorMarion Baileyplays The Queen Mother.

Erin Dohertystars as Princess Anne and Jason Watkins as Prime Minister Harold Wilson in the series, which runs through 1977.

Helena Bonham Carter In Talks to Play Princess Margaret on Netflix’s “The Crown”

Helena Bonham Carter may have a new crowning achievement on her resume…

The 51-year-old part-Spanish actress is in talks to portray Princess Margaret on the upcoming third season of Netflix’s The Crown, according to sources.

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Netflix had no comment.

Carter would take over the role played in the first two seasons by Vanessa Kirby.

The second season premiered December 8 on Netflix. In it, Margaret married Antony Armstrong-Jones, the Earl of Snowdon (Matthew Goode) and the season ended with her pregnant with one of their children.

The Crown, created by Peter Morgan, tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s early reign as the fragile social order established after World War II breaks apart.

It was announced earlier that Olivia Colman would be replacing Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth in the upcoming third and fourth seasons, which have not yet been ordered but are expected. Morgan previously said he intended to replace key cast members in later seasons, to better portray the characters as they aged.

Carter, star of Sweeney Todd: The Demon of Fleet Street and Alice in Wonderland among others, will next be seen in Warner Bros.’ Ocean’s 8, the female-driven caper spinoff directed by Gary Ross. She’s also the voice of Margaret Conroy in Fun Academy Motion Pictures’ first animated family film Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero.