Now we now Olivia Coleman is taking over as the Queen, who can we expect to see as Prince Philip, Margaret etc? They have already featured one of the actors I could have seen in the role, Alex Jennings who plays the Duke of Windsor, so he is out, but Colin Firth seems to fit the bill. What suggestions do you have?
This is the Radio Times poll. Of these options I think Tennant is a terrible idea. Mark Strong ugh be good for the next line up (I love him). Tobias Menzies is an inspired idea but I don’t know whether his Outlander commitments would allow it. Cumberbatch could be great but he’s hardly going to take the job - it’s not like he needs the work. Dear god please not Jude Law. Paul Bettany I can see actually taking the job - his Marvel commitments are very light because he’s not shown on screen, and he could do with some face recognition. Dunno whether he’d be any good though.
David Tennant would be a stupid idea but I can't see them going with him anyway since it would be too weird for viewers seeing him with Olivia Colman again after three series' of Broadchurch. Paul Bettany I can see as Philip but not sure if he'd do it since him and his family live in New York.
Tennant with Olivia Coleman would be weird, and would probably be seen as stunt casting due to the Doctor who connection, with Smith regenerating into him! I don't think he'd suit the part in any case.