Gillian Anderson in talks to play Margaret Thatcher on The Crown


The X-Files star Gillian Anderson is reportedly in talks to play former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Crown.

Anderson, who is dating the hit TV show’s screenwriter Peter Morgan, is interested in tackling the role, according to the Daily Mail.

If she signs on, Gillian will appear as Thatcher, who was portrayed by Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady, towards the end of the fourth season of the series.

The actress and her boyfriend have yet to comment on the story, but Morgan recently confessed he would like to work with Gillian again.

“We worked together on The Last King Of Scotland. We were both married and that was a lifetime ago,” he said. “I would work with her again.”

Filming is currently underway on the third season of the Netflix drama, in which Olivia Colman has taken over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foye, who portrayed Her Majesty in the first two seasons.

The new season will also feature Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, the Queen’s late sister.