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Ben Daniels Of "The Exorcist" Will Play Opposite Helena Bonham Carter In "The Crown"

Ben Daniels from The Exorcist will be taking over the role of Antony Armstrong-Jones, and he will play opposite Helena Bonham Carter.

Posted on June 20, 2018, at 3:55 p.m. ET

In case you missed it, Netflix is replacing the entire cast in The Crown with older actors for Season 3. For example: Olivia Colman will play Queen Elizabeth II, and Tobias Menzies will play Prince Philip.

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Arguably the most exciting surprise has been Helena Bonham Carter coming in to play fan favorite Princess Margaret.

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And now, Netflix has found an actor to play opposite her. Ben Daniels of The Exorcist is taking over the role of Antony Armstrong-Jones, the First Earl of Snowdon, who was formerly played by Matthew Goode.

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While Season 2 of The Crown showed Princess Margaret and Armstrong-Jones courting each other and eventually marrying, the newest season will begin to depict their tumultuous marriage in the 1960s.

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"After being glued to the first two seasons of The Crown I am beyond thrilled to be joining the cast of this incredible piece of television," Daniels said in a statement posted by Deadline. "Snowdon was such a dynamic and complex man, I’m really looking forward to playing him.”

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Netflix's The Crown Season 3 will premiere in 2019.

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