Season four of Netflix's 'The Crown' is currently in mid-production, and images from the set have leaked online which appear to show Gillian Anderson's Margaret Thatcher in full garb.
Now, Margaret Thatcher shouldn't need any introduction to us Irish at this stage, so you'll have to look up the doings of The Iron Lady in your own time for a history lesson. However, with the character due to make an appearance in the next season of 'The Crown', it'll be interesting to see what moments of her reign are included in the next installment of the series.
Having already been depicted on screen by Meryl Streep in 'The Iron Lady' back in 2011, now it's time for Gillian Anderson to fill in.
And it's been pretty clear that fans of 'The X Files' and 'Sex Education' actress are having a hard time seeing her in a different, more cold-hearted, light.
— VP (@Vero_Panaro) February 4, 2020
Wondering how her fans will cope with this latest role for Gillian Anderson? Eerily like Margaret Thatcher. @smitharrytv @michaelwhite @DAaronovitch @VictoriaCoren @stephenfry @krishgm @bbcnickrobinson @GillianA pic.twitter.com/5DWIRDGxrf
— Mark J Smith (@MarkJSmithonMSN) February 4, 2020
Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown is seriously freaking me out. I’ve never felt more sexually confused in my life. pic.twitter.com/vW2Y93TKxx
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) February 4, 2020
Nah, she still looks human.
— David Brunt (@CFarnesbarnes) February 4, 2020
Has everyone lost their mind? I mean, the costume and hair make it clear who her character is supposed to be but no, she is not the "spitting image" of Margaret Thatcher. Good grief.
— mj (@scib0rg) February 4, 2020
She looks nothing like Thatcher. pic.twitter.com/fL59noC0bD
— Conor ☘🌹 (@AhJayzis) February 4, 2020
Too alive to be Thatcher
— Lewis Butts 💽💽 (@scorpionisland_) February 4, 2020
The Crown's Gillian Anderson looks eerily like Margaret Thatcher in new season 4 set photos: pic.twitter.com/opmut9YdcB
— Ivan AD 1972 (@hellothisisivan) February 4, 2020
The Crown's Gillian Anderson looks eerily like Margaret Thatcher in new season 4 set photos pic.twitter.com/jRUWAvbDl3
— Count Mysterioso (@MysteriosoX) February 4, 2020
The Crown's Gillian Anderson looks eerily like Margaret Thatcher in new season 4 set photos: pic.twitter.com/oFPS08hz2a
— Guykings Le Poynter ❤💛💙 (@NotTodayThanks3) February 4, 2020
The Crown's Gillian Anderson looks eerily like Margaret Thatcher in new season 4 set photos: pic.twitter.com/3d6YuFZavB
— Jonny Morris (@jonnymorris1973) February 4, 2020
Breaking news: ACTRESS IN COSTUME LOOKS LIKE PERSON SHE IS PORTRAYING
— Jobo C. (@Thejobo) February 4, 2020
Whatever your opinion on the matter, we can't wait for the series to return. Following Olivia Colman's eventual exit at the end of the fourth season, she will make way for Imelda Staunton to take over the reigns of Queen Elizabeth in the show's fifth and final season.