ACTRESS Helena Bonham Carter shows playing Princess Margaret is her perfect cup of tea as she films the latest series of the hit show The Crown.

The British actress was spotted smiling and holding a hot drink as she took part in a shoot for the Netflix show.

The 53-year-old was dressed in funeral attire and casual shoes during filming in Winchester.

Her co-star Olivia Colman - who plays the Queen - was wrapped up more warmly, wearing a puffa coat over her costume and Ugg-style boots as she walked to and from the set at the city's cathedral.

The Oscar-winning actress - who was seen with a thermos flask in her pocket - was pictured exchanging a high five with a security guard.

It is believed that the cast are using the inside of the cathedral to shoot scenes involving the 1979 funeral of Lord Mountbatten, who was killed by the IRA.

Extras have been seen dressed in military uniforms as well as funeral costumes.

Filming of the hit series has been going on in the city for the last week and was due to finish yesterday.