Imelda Staunton will play an older Queen Elizabeth II in seasons five and six of "The Crown."
Netflix suspended filming of the royal drama following the monarch's death on September 8.
Staunton has played charming divorcées, whimsical pixies, and society matrons throughout her long career.
Janine in "Crush" (2001)
Staunton is a loyal friend and hopeless romantic in the movie about love and friendship. She helps her friend Kate (Andie MacDowell) navigate tough situations while maintaining an open heart.
Vera Drake in "Vera Drake" (2004)
Staunton plays a woman from the working class who breaks the law by providing access to abortions in this period piece. The story is set in 1950s London.
Dolores Umbridge in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (2007) and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" (2010)
Staunton brought an eerie chill to her role as the prejudiced educator with no patience for muggles.
Mrs. Lovett in "Sweeney Todd" (2012)
Staunton's Mrs. Lovett is motivated by passion and profits in this Stephen Sondheim musical. She played the role in the West End revival that ran at Adelphi Theatre from March 10 to September 22, 2012.
Knotgrass in "Maleficent" (2014)
Staunton's frazzled energy as a princess-guarding pixie marks the moment perfectly.
Sandra Abbott in "Finding Your Feet" (2017)
She worked with her close friend Timothy Spall on this rom-com about facing the second act of your life after a setback. Her character reconnects with family, seeks new creative outlets, and opens herself to a new relationship after her husband commits infidelity.
Mary in "Flesh and Bone" (2020)
Staunton shines as the nosy neighbor Mary in "Flesh & Blood." The character spills secrets that impact a trio of recently bereaved siblings.
Lady Maud Bagshaw in the first "Downton Abbey" film (2019) and its sequel, "Downton Abbey: A New Era" (2022)
Staunton played a formidable opponent to the Dowager Countess of Grantham in both "Downton Abbey" films.
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