“The Crown” star Olivia Colman covers the November 2019 issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK Magazine photographed by Alexi Lubomirski and styled by Miranda Almond.
On role research: “I don’t really enjoy research,” Colman admits, as we chat over breakfast on the hotel’s roof terrace. “But for this, I have to accept it. I can’t just sit like me, I have to sit like her, and look like pictures of her. They have been teaching me how to walk – I’m really terrible at that, I have no physical awareness. I walk a bit like a farmer, one of the directors said.”
On the Queen’s voice being another challenge: “I thought that general ‘posh’ would do it, but apparently not. Really unusual vowel sounds,” she says. Like what? “Well, it’s not quite this, but if you’re saying ‘yes,’ you say ‘ears.'” She bursts out laughing. “It’s fun to do, isn’t it? Very hard to stop. Ears.”
Series three of “The Crown” will be available on Netflix from November 17th. The November issue of Harper’s Bazaar is available on newsstands from October 3rd.
Newsstand Cover: Simone Rocha Dress | Chanel Fine Jewelry
Subscriber Cover: Alexander McQueen Dress and Belt | De Beers Jewelry
Image: Emilia Wickstead Dress | De Beers Earrings | Chanel Fine Jewelry Bracelet | Manolo Blahnik Shoes
Hair by Marcus Francis
Makeup by Sarah Uslan
Manicure by Tatyana Molot
[Photo Credit: Alexi Lubomirski/British Harper’s Bazaar Magazine]