While Claire Foy got the lion’s share of attention for her breakout performance in season one of Netflix‘s “The Crown,” her on screen sister Vanessa Kirby didn’t escape notice. The actress was terrific as the dangerously idle and ignored Princess Margaret, who had a knack for making tabloid headlines. The success of the show has led to Kirby being cast in “Mission: Impossible 6,” but before that film arrives, she’ll return, and be causing more trouble at Buckingham Palace.
The second season of “The Crown” will see Margaret embark on a romance with photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, played by Matthew Goode. However, both have personalities which are too big for one relationship, and eventually, their union crumbles.
“He had excessive charisma,” the show’s creator Peter Morgan told Vanity Fair about Armstrong-Jones, adding that he could be place “excessive random cruelty on those close to him, and be very libidinous. He is an interesting character because he had polio as a child. When you’ve had polio as a child and when you’ve been slightly rejected by your mother for being the defective child . . . it’s very conspicuous, the compensation that he made by marrying the second-most-high-ranking social woman in the country. It’s like, ‘Notice me, mummy.’”
Well, he certainly gets noticed and it looks like there will be some real fireworks.
“The Crown” season two arrives on December 8th.