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Helena Bonham Carter 'terrified' to play Princess Margaret in 'The Crown'

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has said she is "terrified" to be playing the role of in the third season of hit show "The Crown".

The 51-year-old actor's casting in the royal drama has been confirmed by the streaming giant and she joins (Elizabeth) and (Philip) in the third season.

Coleman and Menzies take over from and Matt Smith, who played the in the first two seasons of the show created by

Carter, who has appeared in the films such as the Harry Potter series and "The King's Speech", takes over from Vanessa Kirby, who was nominated for a for her portrayal of

"I'm not sure which I'm more terrified about - doing justice to the real or following in the shoes of The only thing I can guarantee is that I'll be shorter than Vanessa," said in a statement released by

has also announced that Jason Watkins, best known for miniseries "The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies", will be playing British in the upcoming installment.

"I am delighted to become part of this exceptional show. And so thrilled to be working once again with is a significant and fascinating character in our history.

"So looking forward to bringing him to life, through a decade that transformed us culturally and politically. And excited to be working so closely with Olivia; and the whole team," Watkins said.

The third season of "The Crown" will premier on Netflix next year.

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First Published: Sun, May 06 2018. 10:55 IST