Netflix has released the first image of Harry Potter star Imelda Staunton as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in season five of The Crown.

Production on season five began in the UK earlier this month, with Staunton - London-born to parents from Co Mayo - taking over the monarch role from Olivia Colman.

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Other new cast members include Jonathan Price as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Dominic West as Prince Charles, Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, Princess of Wales, and Jonny Lee Miller as former British Prime Minister John Major.

Season five of The Crown will premiere on Netflix next year.

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