A FILM crew has descended on Basing View for the third time this year thought to be there to shoot scenes for hit Netflix series The Crown.

Dozens of trailers, lorries and coaches are parked up at Lower Basing View Car Park next to Mountbatten House, which has been used for filming twice this year already.

The Gazette understands that the crew is there to shoot the fifth series of The Crown, starring Bafta-winning actress Imelda Staunton as The Queen and Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher.

The fifth series, which will follow the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, is due to be released by Netflix in November 2022.

Stars of the popular series were spotted filming in nearby Winchester on Monday when actress Elizabeth Debicki, who plays Princess Diana, was seen filming in a Jaguar XJ8.

The series was also filmed at Winchester Cathedral in January last year where scenes from Charles and Diana’s wedding were shot for the fourth instalment of the award-winning show.

The filming in Basing View is thought to be taking place in the Grade II listed Mountbatten House, viewed as an “innovative example” of late-1970s office architecture.

Howard Morris, owner of Hartley’s Kitchen in Basing View, said a team had been building a set inside before the crew arrived.

He told the Gazette: “They built the set and we were busy with people coming in, until their own caterers arrived. They said they were filming a few terrace shots for The Crown.”

It is understood the film crew will be there until Wednesday.

The Crown has been a huge success with awards including a Golden Globe for Best Drama Television Series and the Satellite Award for Best Drama Television Series.

Helena Bonham Carter and Olivia Colman have also scooped the Screen Actor’s Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for their roles in the show.

Mountbatten House was used in March for the filming of Amazon Prime action spy series Citadel, starring Bodyguard actor Richard Madden, who was spotted walking through Basing View at the time.

It was used again later in the year in July for Apple TV series Brussels starring French actors Eva Green and Vincent Cassel.