Downton Abbey’s Matthew Goode to Join Season 2 of The Crown

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He's certainly moving up in the world!

Downton Abbey fans will recognize the latest addition to the cast of Netflix’s The Crown. BBC America reports that the always-charming Matthew Goode, known for playing Lady Mary’s second husband, racecar driver Henry Talbot, has signed on to star as Princess Margaret’s love interest in the second season of The Crown. As far as British noble families go, he’s certainly moving up in the world!

Goode (who also appeared in The Imitation Game alongside Benedict Cumberbatch) is set to play society photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, a.k.a. Lord Snowdon. Snowdon married Queen Elizabeth II’s sister in 1960, and after years of tumult, later divorced her in 1978. Their wedding was the first royal marriage to be broadcast on television.

Filming has already begun on season two of the award-winning series, which picks up where the first left off. The show’s sophomore season is rumored to cover the events of 1956 to the mid-1960s. After that, the whole cast will be replaced for season three, with older actors being brought onboard to play the royals in later years.

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