Netflix series 'The Crown' has officially stated who has been cast as Princess Margaret for season five.

Previously we learned Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth for what will be the final season of 'The Crown'.

It looks like Lesley Manville will be taking on the role previously played by Vanessa Kirby and Helena Bonham Carter in the series.

Manville's credits include 'Phantom Thread', 'Another Year', 'All or Nothing' and 'Topsy-Turvy'.

She is renowned as a stage, film and TV actress.

She has collaborated numerous times with Mike Leigh.

Manville and Staunton have previously shared the screen a number of times, including in 'Maleficent' and 'Vera Drake'.


The likes of Claire Foy, Matt Smith and Olivia Colman have starred in the series so far.

The final season of the hit series is set in the 21st century.

The first three seasons of 'The Crown' are streaming on Netflix now.