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Netflix Finally Confirms Gillian Anderson Is Set To Star As Margaret Thatcher In 'The Crown'

After months of rumours, it's official!

Netflix has finally announced that X-Files and Sex Education star Gillian Anderson will be playing former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Crown’s fourth season.

The casting news had long been rumoured, but the streaming service waited until now to officially confirm the news.

In a statement, Anderson said, “I am so excited to be joining the cast and crew of The Crown and to have the opportunity to portray such a complicated and controversial woman.”

“Thatcher was undoubtedly formidable but I am relishing exploring beneath the surface, and dare I say, falling in love with the icon, who whether loved or despised, defined an era.”

Fans of the show were quick to share their excitement at the news on Twitter:

The third and fourth seasons of the show will feature a new cast as the royal family with Olivia Colman taking over from Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II.

Colman spoke to Entertainment Weekly recently and revealed she has the “worst job”.

“Everyone loves Claire Foy so I have got the worst job in the world at the moment,” she joked.

She spoke about her casting, telling the mag, “I was incredibly uncool about it.”

“The producers went, ‘So…’ [I said,] ‘Yes! Yes! I’m really excited! Thank you very much!’ I loved the first two seasons.”

Tobias Menzies takes over from Matt Smith to star as Prince Philip, Helena Bonham Carter replaces Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret and Josh O’Connor will star as Prince Charles.

Bonham Carter revealed to EW that she actually met Princess Margaret once before, “My uncle was actually very close to her… She was pretty scary. At one point, she met me at Windsor Castle and she said, ‘You are getting better, aren’t you?’”

The actress added she believed she was referring to her acting ability, “I presume that’s what she meant.”

In the third season, we’ll also meet Emerald Fennell as Camilla, who we now know as the Duchess of Cornwall, and Princess Diana will be played by Emma Corrin in season four.

EW reports that season three will take place between 1964 and 1976.

The Crown season three will be available on Netflix from November 17.

Disney+ Is Coming To Aus Sooner Than We Thought And You Won’t Have To Give Up Avo Toast To Afford It

Hell. Yes.

Get excited, guys, Disney+ has finally announced its Australian release date and it’s much sooner than expected – oh, not only that, but it’s actually affordable.

Australia will actually be one of the first five countries to gain access to the streaming service. It launches in the US, Canada and the Netherlands of all places on November 13, then on November 19 it’ll be available for Australia and New Zealand.

In a press release, Disney announced it will cost Aussie users either $8.99 a month or $89 for the full year. A standard Netflix account costs $13.99 a month and a standard Stan account is $14 a month, so Disney+ is one of the cheaper streaming services available.

They said, “Disney+ will launch in Canada and the Netherlands in tandem with the US on November 12th, priced at $8.99CAD per month (or $89.99 per year) and €6.99 per month (or €69.99 per year), respectively.”

“The following week, Disney+ will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19th, priced at $8.99AUD per month (or $89.99 per year) and $9.99NZD per month (or $99.99 per year), respectively.”

They added, “Disney+ will offer fans of all ages a new way to experience the unparalleled content from the company’s iconic entertainment brands, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more, and will be available on nearly all major mobile and connected TV devices at launch with global distribution agreements in place with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku, and Sony.”

According to Gizmodo, Disney confirmed earlier this year that the first episode of The Mandalorian will be available from the launch date of the service.

At the moment Australians are able to watch a lot of Disney’s titles on Stan, so if you don’t plan on getting Disney+, I’d recommend watching as much of that content as you can now!

Some of the original Disney+ shows include:

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

The Mandalorian

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Monsters at Work

Diary of a Female President

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (season 7)

Loki

WandaVision

Marvel’s What If…?

Hawkeye

Untitled Cassian Andor series

The To All The Boys Sequel Is Arriving To Make You All Emosh Sooner Than You Think

And they're already filming the third movie!

It’s been a year since To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before landed on Netflix (and kickstarted the Internet’s obsession with Noah Centineo) and now we finally know when its sequel will be available to watch.

Credit: Netflix

To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You will drop on Netflix just in time for Valentine’s Day 2020 and will be released on February 12.

The announcement was made by Lana Condor and Noah Centineo who play Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky in the rom-com based on the books by Jenny Han. In a video on their Insta Stories, Noah approaches Lana saying, “Lana, why are you so sad?” She responds, “I’m not, I’m happy… because we have a release date for To All the Boys 2: P.S. I Still Love You!”

Noah asks, “What is it?!” Then they look at the camera and say together, “February 12!”

In another video Noah asks Lana, “Lana, why have we been filming the second To All the Boys for so long?”

“I don’t know, but it doesn’t feel right,” she says.

Noah then responds, “It feels like it might not be the second,” and then together they say, “But maybe the third?”

In another video, the pair explain they’ve been shooting the third movie, To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean, for a while and had been struggling to keep the secret from everyone.

“It is the coolest thing, man, we’ve been keeping this secret for a long time… It has been hard, because everyone’s like why have you been shoot TATB 2 for so long?”

“So, we finally get to say it!” Lana says excitedly.

Netflix also shared this video on the official To All The Boys Instagram account:

Jordan Fisher joins the cast as John Ambrose McClaren and 13 Reasons Why star Ross Butler also stars in the film as Trevor Pike, one of Peter’s best friends. Holland Taylor and Sarayu Rao also appear in the film.

We cannot wait for this movie!

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