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The Crown may have only just released its third season, but there are already lots of reasons to be excited what's ahead.
Specifically, the fourth season will bring in the late '70s, and with them The X-Files and Sex Education star Gillian Anderson as that era's controversial Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Series showrunner Peter Morgan has addressed the "paradigm" shift in the Queen's relationship with the PM in season four, since Thatcher was much more of a contemporary than predecessors like Winston Churchill.
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"I've always found it useful when thinking about her relationship with those men [prime ministers] to think of them in family terms," he explained on The Crown's official podcast. "Churchill was a grandfather as a paradigm. And then Macmillan very much a father. I don't particularly count Douglas-Home.
"He was so brief and he was a family friend. But Wilson is the first, you'll understand what I mean when I say husband paradigm.
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"He’s roughly the same age, or within a decade I think, and I think that also necessarily creates a very different relationship. And then you move through all the prime ministers and you get to someone like Blair, who would have been the first son.
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"And Ed Miliband had he, there was a brief moment of course. He would have been a grandson."
He continued: "[Thatcher is a] twin. Because they’re six months apart. That’s very much one of those emblems, the eagle with two heads, facing in opposite directions. A lot of similarities and a lot of differences.
"They were born just six months apart. They’ve got an awful lot in common, not least their gender. Sometimes the things that you think will bring two people together actually drives them apart."
Anderson will make her first appearance as The Iron Lady in The Crown's fourth season.
The Crown is available to watch on Netflix.
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