Today, “Page six” announced the news that Gillian Anderson and Peter Morgan, creator of The crown, broke up after four years together. Which one, I’m sorry, but did anyone know they were dating?
Normally, a celebrity split of this level – between the beloved actress and the man behind the beloved historical drama – might not attract as much attention, as there were no French chateaux or Pet chickens named Karen involved. That said, the news of their amicable separation comes a month after the fourth season of The crown, in which Anderson played the key role of Margaret Thatcher, premiered on Netflix.
According to “Page Six”, the couple met in 2016 on the set of Sex education. From there, they were one of those enviable couples who live in separate houses. As Anderson put it in an interview in January with the Sunday Times: “My partner and I don’t live together. If we did, it would be the end of us.
In light of the news of their relationship and its breakup, I am filled with a burning curiosity. I would trade a limb for being on the set of The crown during filming, mainly to flirt with Josh O’Connor, but also to witness the Anderson-Morgan dynamic. I can only imagine what it’s like to play one of the most maligned women in history, and besides doing it under the guidance of your boyfriend. (Anderson was an extraordinary Thatcher, with her puffy and husky and mellow voice. Yet according to my very upset expat parents and all the UK-based critics, The crown was way too sympathetic to the character.)
Neither party commented on the split and no, Margaret Thatcher will do not be back for season five.