‘Can’t help but think the producers missed a trick’: Alan Carr dresses up as Margaret Thatcher as he watches Gillian Anderson play the former PM in The Crown
Comedian Alan Carr shared a couple of pictures of himself dressed up as the former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, on Instagram.
The Chatty Man host, 44, sported Thatcher’s trademark bouffant, blue suit and pussybow blouse and carried a little handbag as he got into character.
He also shared another snap of himself posing on the phone ahead of watching new series The Crown, which was released on Netflix last Sunday.
‘Can’t help but think the producers missed a trick’: Alan Carr dressed up as Margaret Thatcher as he watched Gillian Anderson play the former PM in The Crown
Spot the difference: Gillian Anderson (L) as the former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (R in 1979) in series four of The Crown
Gillian Anderson, 52, wears a fat suit to play Thatcher in the new series and her performance has been well received – but Alan joked the producers should have hired him instead.
He said: ‘Super excited to be finally getting to see #thecrownnetflix today and I’ve heard so many good things about @gilliana playing Mrs.Thatcher.
‘But I can’t help feeling the producers missed a trick………’
Is that the Health Secretary? The Chatty Man host, 44, sported Thatcher’s trademark bouffant, blue shirt and pussybow blouse and carried a little handbag as he dressed up
His usual look: Alan without his wig and brandishing a friendship bracelet – just as sensational
Margaret Thatcher served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She died in 2013.
The Crown’s fourth season four features the complicated relationship between Queen Elizabeth and Thatcher.
Anderson told Vanity Fair that before taking on the role, she read everything she could about Thatcher and the queen’s relationship.
Wow! Gillian looked just like the former PM who led the country from 1979 until 1990
She said: ‘Apparently the queen was always confused as to why Thatcher sat so far forward, on the edge of her chair, when she was in an audience.’
‘Then there’s always how deep [Thatcher’s] curtsy was…. Apparently nobody curtsied as deep as Margaret Thatcher.
‘There’s a lot written about their differences and how much they didn’t get along—the fact that the royal family felt she was vulgar, and that a lot of her mannerisms were false in some way.’
As she usually looks: X-Files star Gillian admitted sporting a fat suit and ‘really uncomfortable nylon stockings’ also helped her play the stateswoman (pictured in February)