- “The Crown” creator Peter Morgan and actress Gillian Anderson, who is starring in the fourth season of the show, have split up after dating back four years, the writer said Baz Bamigboye column reported for the Daily Mail.
- Morgan and Anderson, who started dating back in 2016, are “still good friends,” Bamigboye wrote for the Daily Mail.
- Anderson is appearing in the latest season of the Netflix series as UK vice-prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
- The actress recently told Harper’s Bazaar UK and TV Week about how she and Morgan set boundaries for themselves not to talk about “The Crown” outside the UK. set.
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Peter Morgan, creator of the historical drama series “The Crown,” and Emmy-winning actress Gillian Anderson, who appears in the fourth season of the show, have split up after going back for four years, according to a report from the Daily Mail by entertainment columnist Baz Bamigboye.
Morgan and Anderson began dating back in 2016, according to the Daily Mail.
“They were supportive of each other’s careers. Morgan was often seen on Anderson’s first nights, and would often be seen together on the awards season tour in Los Angeles and London,” Bamigboye wrote for the Daily Mail.
“They are still good friends,” Bamigboye said.
E! News confirmed the split and a report from People Magazine cited the Daily Mail, adding that a source described Morgan and Anderson as both with “very difficult records.”
Anderson will play former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the fourth quarter of Netflix’s “The Crown,” premiered in November. The latest season follows the British royal family from the late 1970s through the 90s and features Thatcher’s rise to power, as well as her relationship with the Queen, which can be seen in the show as a weather.
Anderson recently spoke about her relationship with Morgan, telling Harper’s Bazaar UK that they had “limits” on their involvement with “The Crown.” “
“For our own health, and of course for the benefit of the friendship, we had very clear boundaries,” Anderson told the magazine for an article published in November. “I’m not going to comment on the script, but you are not allowed to comment on the performance! “
The actress also told TV Week in an interview in November that she and Morgan had agreed not to talk about “The Crown” when they weren’t ready.
“We made a deal that we weren’t going to talk about at all,” Anderson told TV Week. “I was not allowed to talk to him or comment on the scripts, and he was not allowed to comment on my performance.”
“Somehow we managed to stick with it, which is incredible because none of us can keep from expressing our views the rest of the time,” Anderson said.
Representatives for “The Crown” on Netflix did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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