UK newspaper The Mirror has reported that Felicity has taken part in a special reading for a brand new feature length drama by Netflix called The Crown. It is unclear yet whether this means Felicity will take on the role of the young queen in the final production, but let’s hope so!
Felicity Jones has portrayed a young Queen Elizabeth in a special reading of early scripts for the phenomenal, 60-hour Netflix drama The Crown, which spans Her Majesty’s reign.
Plans are also underway for ‘the largest television undertaking in the history of broadcasting’ – at around £100 million – to shoot two seasons and a further four with different actresses as the Queen.
The 30-year-old joined a cast of 25 actors in London – including Eileen Atkins, Juliet Stevenson, Kika Markham, Alex Jennings, David Calder, Paul Ritter and James D’Arcy – to read from the first five episodes of the mammoth series, penned by Peter Morgan.
Morgan also wrote Oscar-winning film The Queen and stage hit The Audience, both starring Helen Mirren as the sovereign.
It’s too soon to know whether those who participated will also be in The Crown when it films a year from now. “We really don’t know at this stage if Felicity or any of the others will continue to the series, as we’re just beginning the process,” an executive on the show told Mirror Online.