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Dennis Thatcher (STEPHEN BOXER) and Margaret Thatcher (GILLIAN ANDERSON). Photo by Des Willie

Gillian Anderson is Margaret Thatcher in “The Crown” Season 4 Images

The cast of the splendidly written, gorgeously produced, exquisitely attired The Crown has been so good for so long it’s almost easy to take it for granted. For example, the recent news that the extremely talented Elizabeth Debicki would be playing Princess Di for The Crown’s final two seasons added yet more acting firepower to a show that’s already lousy with it. Yet still, it’s pure joy to get a glimpse of a bevy of new photos for season 4, just released by Netflix, especially the image of Gillian Anderson as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The coif! The poise! The potent blueness of her clothes!

We’ve got the photos and a synopsis for the upcoming season for you below. Season 4 premieres on November 15, 2020.

Picture shows: Queen Mother (MARION BAILEY). Photo credit: Mark Mainz/Netflix
Queen Mother (MARION BAILEY). Photo credit: Mark Mainz/Netflix
Picture shows: Queen Elizabeth II (OLIVIA COLMAN) and Prince Charles (JOSH O CONNOR). Photo by Des Willie.
Queen Elizabeth II (OLIVIA COLMAN) and Prince Charles (JOSH O CONNOR). Photo by Des Willie.
Picture shows: Princess Diana (EMMA CORRIN). Photo by Des Willie.
Princess Diana (EMMA CORRIN). Photo by Des Willie.
Prince Philip (TOBIAS MENZIES) and Queen Elizabth II (OLIVIA COLMAN). Photo by Alex Bailey.
Prince Philip (TOBIAS MENZIES) and Queen Elizabth II (OLIVIA COLMAN). Photo by Alex Bailey.
Princess Anne (ERIN DOHERTY). Shooting Location: Wrotham Park. Photo by Des Willie.
Princess Anne (ERIN DOHERTY). Shooting Location: Wrotham Park. Photo by Des Willie.
Princess Margaret (HELENA BONHAM CARTER). Photo by Des Willie
Princess Margaret (HELENA BONHAM CARTER). Photo by Des Willie
Priness Diana (EMMA CORRIN) and Prince Charles (JOSH O CONNOR). Photo by Ollie Upton
Priness Diana (EMMA CORRIN) and Prince Charles (JOSH O CONNOR). Photo by Ollie Upton
Camilla Parker Bowles (EMERALD FENNELL). Filming Location: Australia House, Aldwych. Photo by Des Willie.

Here’s the synopsis for The Crown season 4:

As the 1970s are drawing to a close, Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and her family find themselves preoccupied with safeguarding the line of succession by securing an appropriate bride for Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor), who is still unmarried at 30. As the nation begins to feel the impact of divisive policies introduced by Britain’s first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson), tensions arise between her and the Queen which only grow worse as Thatcher leads the country into the Falklands War, generating conflict within the Commonwealth. While Charles’ romance with a young Lady Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin) provides a much-needed fairytale to unite the British people, behind closed doors, the Royal family is becoming increasingly divided.

Written by Peter Morgan, The Crown‘s fourth season also stars Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, Tobias Menzies as The Duke of Edinburgh, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles, Marion Bailey as the Queen Mother, Georgie Glen as Lady Fermoy, Tom Byrne as Prince Andrew, Angue Imrie as Prince Edward, and Charles Dance as Lord Mountbatten.

Featured image: Dennis Thatcher (STEPHEN BOXER) and Margaret Thatcher (GILLIAN ANDERSON). Photo by Des Willie

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