The Crown’s Olivia Colman puts on an animated display as she larks around with Helena Bonham Carter


The Crown’s Olivia Colman puts on a VERY animated display as she larks around with Helena Bonham Carter and their castmates in hilarious snap

It has always been assumed that Prince Philip is the joker in the royal pack. But no one appears to have told Olivia Colman. 

She decided it was the Queen’s turn to play for laughs, gurning and highkicking as she corpsed her fellow actors on the set of The Crown. 

Miss Colman, 46, shared an image to a fan page showing her dressed in pink during filming. 

Joker! Olivia Colman put on a very animated display as she pulled a funny face while kicking up her foot during filming for the latest series of The Crown

Her antics drew laughs from Marion Bailey as the Queen Mother, Josh O’Connor as Charles, Tobias Menzies as Philip and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret. 

Miss Bonham Carter shared a photograph of her in the bath wearing a tiara and surrounded by crew as they prepared to film a scene. 

Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell said yesterday that the fourth series, which aired from Sunday, is an accurate dramatisation of the Royal Family’s treatment of her. 

Burrell, one of Diana’ closest confidants, said The Crown showed ‘the truth in many ways’, portraying a lonely and isolated Diana as she moves into Buckingham Palace and gets used to her new life as a royal. 

Behind the scenes: Another picture from set shows Helena Bonham Carter in the bath while wearing a sparking tiara as she plays the role of Princess Margaret

Behind the scenes: Another picture from set shows Helena Bonham Carter in the bath while wearing a sparking tiara as she plays the role of Princess Margaret 

The 62-year-old told ITV’s Lorraine: ‘I think it’s the best series yet. It is spectacular. 

‘This is just a peek behind the doors of Buckingham Palace, that perhaps the palace don’t want you to see. It’s a fair and accurate dramatisation of what happened.’ 

He praised Emma Corrin’s ‘stellar’ portrayal of Diana, adding: ‘I watch it from profile and I think it is her. 

‘I think she has got it exactly. Her mannerisms and the way she talks. I am feeling it again. I am feeling her personality being dismantled behind the scenes by these people who don’t really care. 

‘They didn’t take care of her. They didn’t give her praise. She only got negativity. She became a victim.’ 

Seeing double: Princess Diana¿s former butler Paul Burrell has said the fourth series is an accurate dramatisation of the Royal Family¿s treatment of Diana

Seeing double: Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell has said the fourth series is an accurate dramatisation of the Royal Family’s treatment of Diana

Uncanny: The Crown's Emma Corrin and Josh O'Connor recreated Princess Diana and Prince Charles' engagement day shoot in new stills from the upcoming fourth season of the Netflix hit

The real deal: The Prince Of Wales had proposed to the Norfolk native in February 1981

Uncanny: The Crown’s Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor recreated Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ engagement day shoot in new stills from the upcoming fourth season of the Netflix hit

Emma was also praised for capturing Diana’s facial expressions after stills from her and Prince Charles’ engagement day shoot from the fourth season of the Netflix hit, were posted on Instagram.

In the images shared last Tuesday, the actress, 24, captured the late royal’s signature coy facial expressions as she linked arms with her on-screen fiancé, 30.

The Prince Of Wales had proposed to the Norfolk native in February 1981, with the couple eventually tying the knot five months later, before ending their marriage in August 1996.  

Looking every inch the elegant pair, thespian Emma was dressed in a cropped wig with a blue blazer and a matching skirt, while The Durrells’ Josh sported a sharp suit.

The duo were surrounded by photographers and press to mark the moment Diana was introduced to the British public.  

The post’s accompanying caption read: ‘The engagement of Charles and Diana. A moment that changed everything. The Crown Season Four. Sunday 15th November.’

The much-anticipated season will portray Diana’s entrance in the Royal Family, as well as her incompatibility with Charles due to their near 13-year age difference.

In the zone: In the images shared to Instagram the actress, 24, captured the late royal's signature coy facial expressions as she linked arms with her on-screen fiancé, 30

In the zone: In the images shared to Instagram the actress, 24, captured the late royal’s signature coy facial expressions as she linked arms with her on-screen fiancé, 30

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