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Gillian Anderson hints The Crown could have been more controversial as she hits back at criticism

Gillian Anderson is fed up with The Crown’s criticism of the royal family from distinguished figures like Dame Judi Dench.

The actress played Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the fourth season of the hit Netflix drama.

And the 54-year-old X-Files star, who is a special friend of The Crown creator Peter Morgan, warned that the series could have been far more damaging.

Speaking Up: Gillian Anderson Is Fed Up With The Crown'S Criticism Of The Royal Family From Distinguished Figures Like Dame Judi Dench

Speaking up: Gillian Anderson is fed up with The Crown’s criticism of the royal family from distinguished figures like Dame Judi Dench

She told Richard Eden of the Daily Mail: ‘There are a lot of things that haven’t been written about that could have been.

And if you knew the difference between them, you would see that there is a lot of kindness and restraint.

Gillian even states that the Windsors should be grateful, adding: “The whole family is more loved, celebrated and internationally understood in a way than it would be if it weren’t for the show.”

Last month, Gillian showed her support for her partner Peter, 59, at the season five premiere of The Crown.

Role: The Actress Played Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher In The Fourth Season Of The Hit Netflix Drama.

Role: The Actress Played Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher In The Fourth Season Of The Hit Netflix Drama.

Role: The actress played Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the fourth season of the hit Netflix drama.

The star looked amazing in the studded sleeveless number as she posed on the red carpet.

Meanwhile, The Crown has faced plenty of backlash in recent weeks over portrayals of the royal family and over sensationalized events.

With the previous two seasons of The Crown covering the three decades leading up to the 1990s, the entire team has been recast for this series’ 13-year period from 1990 to 2003.

Speaking: And The X-Files Star, 54, Who Is A Special Friend Of The Crown Creator Peter Morgan, Warned That The Series Could Have Been Much More Damaging.

Speaking: And The X-Files Star, 54, Who Is A Special Friend Of The Crown Creator Peter Morgan, Warned That The Series Could Have Been Much More Damaging.

Speaking: And The X-Files star, 54, who is a special friend of The Crown creator Peter Morgan, warned that the series could have been much more damaging.

1671056336 242 Gillian Anderson Hints The Crown Could Have Been More Controversial

1671056336 242 Gillian Anderson Hints The Crown Could Have Been More Controversial

Opinion: ‘There are many things that have not been written about that could have been. “And if you knew the difference between them, you would see that there is a lot of kindness and restraint”

Focusing heavily on the fallout between Princess Diana, played by Elizabeth Debicki, and King Charles (then Prince of Wales) played by West, the new series will show a number of low points for the royals.

Among them are the breakdown of Charles and Diana’s marriage, the controversial Panorama interview of the late royal and the notorious ‘tampongate’ phone call between the King and Queen Consort.

One of the most controversial aspects of the series is how it will approach Diana’s death, with Netflix facing scrutiny over the decision to recreate Princess Diana’s last days, filming scenes in Paris where she died.

1671056336 654 Gillian Anderson Hints The Crown Could Have Been More Controversial

1671056336 654 Gillian Anderson Hints The Crown Could Have Been More Controversial

Thoughts: Gillian even states that the Windsors should be grateful, adding, “The whole family is more loved, celebrated and internationally understood in a way than it would be, were it not for the show.”

It followed accusations of callousness amid reports that the show will reenact the Paris car chase that resulted in Diana’s death and scenes of young Princes William and Harry following their mother’s coffin in a future season. The exact moment of the crash will not be shown.

Acting royal Dame Judi Dench, who is close to King Charles and Camilla, accused the show of being “crude and hurtful”.

Dame Judi, 87, who played Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, told The Times the series risked damaging the monarchy. The Oscar-winning actress blamed it for “crude sensationalism” and blurring fact and fiction.

Former Prime Minister Sir John Major criticized a scene showing him having a conversation with then-Prince Charles about the possibility of the Queen abdicating as “malicious nonsense”.

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1671056337 819 Gillian Anderson Hints The Crown Could Have Been More Controversial

Not impressed: Acting royal Dame Judi Dench, close to King Charles and Camilla, accused the show of being “crude and hurtful.”

Controversy: One Of The Most Controversial Aspects Of The Series Is How It Will Address The Death Of Princess Diana, Played By Elizabeth Debicki

Controversy: One Of The Most Controversial Aspects Of The Series Is How It Will Address The Death Of Princess Diana, Played By Elizabeth Debicki

Controversy: One of the most controversial aspects of the series is how it will address the death of Princess Diana, played by Elizabeth Debicki

The previous fourth series of the drama was criticized for not doing enough to tell viewers that it was a work of fiction.

The streaming giant was forced by the dispute to add a disclaimer to its season five trailer saying it was a “fictional dramatization…inspired by true events.”

The Crown has been a hit for Netflix since it was first released in 2016 and the main characters are regularly recast to follow the age of the royals in their respective timelines.

Star: The Crown'S Fifth Season Follows Queen Elizabeth Ii And The Royal Family During The 1990S, With Imelda Playing The Late Monarch.

Star: The Crown'S Fifth Season Follows Queen Elizabeth Ii And The Royal Family During The 1990S, With Imelda Playing The Late Monarch.

Star: The Crown’s fifth season follows Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family during the 1990s, with Imelda playing the late monarch.

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