Gillian Anderson will play Britain’s first-ever female Prime Minister in season 4 of The Crown which is currently in production.
Anderson, who is best known for her role as Dana Scully on The X-Files, has joined the cast of Netflix’s acclaimed royal drama. Thatcher held the office of PM from 1979 to 1990. Known as The Iron Lady, Thatcher was known for her uncompromising politics and personal toughness.
“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,” Anderson said. “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.”
Anderson has already teamed up with the streaming giant on Sex Education in which she plays sex therapist and mom Jean Milburn.
The Crown season 3 will premiere November 17 on Netflix.