Yesterday I posted an update on the filming of THE CROWN where I said the show had wrapped shooting season four. However, in my post I should have stated the show wrapped shooting early before the current COVID-19 virus. So once again, the show wrapped early before the “pandemic” became what it has. My apologies for not having clarified that. So all the stars of the show were already done with their parts of season four before we went into lockdown mode.
I wanted to let you know why there have been no further updates since the last one on Tobias’ birthday. The reason is after some consideration I’ve decided to start my own site on Tobias’ OUTLANDER co-star Sam Heughan. I know what I said in my Tobias Tribute about there being another site out there for Sam, however, with screencapping Tobias work as Frank and Black Jack Randall for the show, I felt compelled to begin the process of putting together my resources in order to start my own site for Sam. I’ve come to respect and admire Sam’s work as much as I have Tobias’ and so that’s where I’ve been. I’ll be about another few weeks getting some things up in the gallery and on the main pages for the site like I have here on TOBIAS MENZIES ONLINE. I’m hoping you’ll understand as I build that site for Sam. However, if anything does come up on Tobias or his career I’ll definitely be posting hence my previous post about the completion of filming on THE CROWN before this COVID19 crisis. Thank you for your understanding and I’m looking forward to sharing my site on Sam with you. Take care and be safe.
It’s been reported, Tobias and his THE CROWN cast members and crew completed filming of season four before the COVID19 pandemic. By the looks of it we might be getting season four on time if the crew can work on the episodes despite the worldwide lockdown.
‘The Crown’ completes filming season four early despite coronavirus
Several movies and television shows have suspended production due to the coronavirus pandemic. The cast and crew of The Crown, which was recently filming season four, was able to complete shooting the latest series of episodes early, giving fans something to look forward to!
The Netflix show has been very busy in the last few weeks filming in various areas in the UK and recreating iconic moments from the Royal Family. In light of COVID-19, production was pushed in an effort to wrap the season earlier, and the hard-working cast and crew were able to finish before they’d anticipated.
“The Crown has completed principal photography on season four, having pulled the final shoot date forward by a few days,” a Netflix spokesperson confirmed to RadioTimes.com on March 18.
There has yet to be a confirmed release date. Reports suggested the new instalment of The Crown would be released this year, possibly in November or December. But that could change in light of COVID-19.
What is certain is fans will see most of The Crown’s season three cast return, including Olivia Colman as the Queen, Tobias Menzies playing Prince Philip, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles and Emerald Fennell portraying Camilla Parker Bowles.
The forthcoming season will also feature Emma Corrin as Princess Diana. Production photos also show that viewers will get to see a young Prince William in the next series!
The fourth season of The Crown will be the show’s penultimate one, ahead of the confirmed fifth and final season.
Creator Peter Morgan previously spoke about his uncertainty about whether the show would continue to present day.
“At the outset, I had imagined The Crown running for six seasons, but now that we have begun work on the stories for season five, it has become clear to me that this is the perfect time and place to stop,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m grateful to Netflix and Sony for supporting me in this decision.”
Few details have been announced about the last season. The biggest news is that Imelda Staunton has been confirmed to play Queen Elizabeth II. The actress is known for her role as Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films.
As of this writing, the World Health Organization says there have been more than 209,000 cases of coronavirus in 168 countries. Canada has 846 of those cases, according to Health Canada. In the United Kingdom, where The Crown production is mostly based, there are more than 2,630 COVID-19 cases.
SOURCE: HELLO MAGAZINE
On behalf of TOBIAS MENZIES ONLINE, I want to wish Tobias the happiest of birthdays. I’m hoping you spend today with good friends, good food, and a great bottle of wine. I also want to wish Tobias’ OUTLANDER daughter Sophie Skelton the best as well. Tobias turns a young and vibrant 46, as Sophie turns 26. Happy Birthday Tobias and Sophie.
Episode four of THE TERROR where Tobias stars as Captain James Fitzjames. There was a bit of an interesting turn here. The character of Cornelius Hickey played incredibly by Adam Nagaitis was Punished As A Boy when he kidnapped Lady Silence/Silna (Nive Nielsen) bringing her back to The Erebus against the orders of Captain Crozier (Jared Harris). The interesting part was that the character of Hickey was caned. I have to wonder if Tobias had any flashbacks to when Black Jack Randall scourged Jamie Fraser played by Sam Heughan in OUTLANDER. By the way, the title of the episode Punished As A Boy pertains to caning a naval soldier across the buttocks instead of the back. In effect like a naughty child.