The Crown: Newcomer Emma Corrin lands the role of young Princess Diana

The Crown has cast newcomer Emma Corrin as a young Princess Diana.

In a post to the show’s official Twitter account, bosses confirmed the actress would play the role of the iconic royal, with filming on series four set to begin later this year.

Emma will feature opposite The Durrells’ star Josh O’Connor who landed the role of a young Prince Charles, though he will appear in the third series of the Netflix period drama, which will be released in July 2019.

Big role: The Crown has cast Grantchester star Emma Corrin as a young Princess Diana

Big role: The Crown has cast Grantchester star Emma Corrin as a young Princess Diana

Big role: The Crown has cast Grantchester star Emma Corrin as a young Princess Diana 

New face: In a post to the show's official Twitter account, bosses confirmed the little-known actress would play the role of the soon-to-be princess

New face: In a post to the show's official Twitter account, bosses confirmed the little-known actress would play the role of the soon-to-be princess

New face: In a post to the show’s official Twitter account, bosses confirmed the little-known actress would play the role of the soon-to-be princess

In a statement Emma said: ‘I have been glued to the show and to think I’m joining this incredibly talented acting family is surreal. Princess Diana was an icon and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring. 

‘To explore her through Peter Morgan’s writing is the most exceptional opportunity and I will strive to do her justice.’

So far Emma has appeared in a handful of small acting roles, including an episode of the 1960s detective drama Grantchester, and the soon-to-be released film Misbehaviour.

Spitting image: Emma will play a young version of the famous Princess in the fourth series of the Netflix period drama

Spitting image: Emma will play a young version of the famous Princess in the fourth series of the Netflix period drama

Dramatic: The fourth series is set to begin filming later this year, and will document the early days of Diana's romance with Prince Charles (above in 1980)

Dramatic: The fourth series is set to begin filming later this year, and will document the early days of Diana's romance with Prince Charles (above in 1980)

Spitting image: In a Twitter post bosses confirmed Emma would play the Princess (above in 1980) in the fourth series of the Netflix period drama, with filming to commence later this year

Old roles: So far Emma has appeared in a handful of small acting roles, including an episode of the 1960s detective drama Grantchester

Old roles: So far Emma has appeared in a handful of small acting roles, including an episode of the 1960s detective drama Grantchester

Old roles: So far Emma has appeared in a handful of small acting roles, including an episode of the 1960s detective drama Grantchester

The Crown – The All-new Cast 

Prince Philip

Tobias Menzies (Edmure Tully in Game Of Thrones) stars as the Duke of Edinburgh opposite Olivia Colman’s Elizabeth. The series will include an episode on the Apollo 11 Moon landing and show how Prince Philip reacted to that momentous event. 

Princess Margaret 

Helena Bonham Carter replaces Vanessa Kirby as the Queen’s sister, and we’ll see the blossoming of her affair with gardening expert Roddy Llewellyn, which leads to divorce. 

Prince Charles 

Josh O’Connor (Larry in ITVs The Durrells) will be taking on the role of Prince Charles in his late teens and early 20s following his experiences at university and looking at his personal life – notably his early romance with Camilla Parker Bowles in the Seventies. 

The Queen Mother 

Marion Bailey, who starred with Brad Pitt in Allied, takes on this pivotal role. In 1972, with Elizabeth on a tour of South-East Asia, the Queen Mother acted as Counsellor of State, declaring a state of emergency during a National Union of Mineworkers’s strike. 

The Prime Minister 

Line Of Duty star Jason Watkins plays Harold Wilson, who served two terms as PM and worked closely with Queen Elizabeth II on abolishing capital punishment and stopping discrimination against women and minorities. 

Tony Armstrong-Jones 

Ben Daniels (House Of Cards) replaces Matthew Goode as Tony Armstrong-Jones, Princess Margaret’s husband. They had a passionate, tempestuous marriage for 18 years until their divorce, and season three will show the demise of their marriage.

Main monarch: It comes as Olivia Colman will play Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the coming series' of the drama

Main monarch: It comes as Olivia Colman will play Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the coming series' of the drama

Acclaimed: Olivia recently earned a slew of acclaim, after winning the Academy Award for Best Actress

Acclaimed: Olivia recently earned a slew of acclaim, after winning the Academy Award for Best Actress

Main monarch: It comes as Olivia Colman will play Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the coming series’ of the drama

Back then: Princess Margaret's turbulent marriage to Lord Snowden will feature heavily in the third series

Back then: Princess Margaret's turbulent marriage to Lord Snowden will feature heavily in the third series

New series: Helen Bonham Carter will take on the role of the famous royal for the third and fourth series' of the period drama

New series: Helen Bonham Carter will take on the role of the famous royal for the third and fourth series' of the period drama

Old face: Helena Bonham Carter will play Princess Margaret for the third and fourth series, taking over the role from Vanessa Kirby

Transformed: Tobias Menzies is set to play the role of Prince Philip (above in 1966)

Transformed: Tobias Menzies is set to play the role of Prince Philip (above in 1966)

Praised: The role had previously been played by Doctor Who star Matt Smith

Praised: The role had previously been played by Doctor Who star Matt Smith

Transformed: Tobias Menzies is set to play the role of Prince Philip, taking over playing the character from Doctor Who star Matt Smith

Uncanny: Jason Watkins was the spitting image of the iconic PM as he walked along the street

Uncanny: Jason Watkins was the spitting image of the iconic PM as he walked along the street

Famous politician: Wilson was Prime Minister from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to 1976

Famous politician: Wilson was Prime Minister from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to 1976

Uncanny: Line Of Duty Jason Watkins  will play the Prime Minister at the time Harold Wilson

It comes after it was reported that show-runner Peter Morgan planned to portray the young Princess as a ‘desperate and lonely self-harmer.’

According to The Sun the writer was searching for a young unknown actress to play the coveted role, as the series documents the early days of her marriage to Prince Charles.

An advert for the role read: ‘We need a mesmerising new young star with extraordinary range.

‘She has to play charming comedy, flirt and social exhibitionist on the world stage, desperate and lonely self-harmer at her lowest ebb and the kind of psychological intensity of Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby.’

Embattled: It comes after it was reported that show-runner Peter Morgan planned to portray the young Princess as a 'desperate and lonely self-harmer' (pictured above in 1981)

Embattled: It comes after it was reported that show-runner Peter Morgan planned to portray the young Princess as a 'desperate and lonely self-harmer' (pictured above in 1981)

Embattled: It comes after it was reported that show-runner Peter Morgan planned to portray the young Princess as a ‘desperate and lonely self-harmer’ (pictured above in 1981)

Mr and Mrs: Diana and Charles married in 1981 in a lavish wedding, and the couple remained iconic until their divorce in 1996

Mr and Mrs: Diana and Charles married in 1981 in a lavish wedding, and the couple remained iconic until their divorce in 1996

Mr and Mrs: Diana and Charles married in 1981 in a lavish wedding, and the couple remained iconic until their divorce in 1996

Diana famously married Charles in 1981, and the couple welcomed sons William and Harry in the following years.

After separating in 1991, the couple divorced in 1997, but Diana remained a much loved member of the Royal Family, thanks to her significant humanitarian work in the UK and abroad.

The country came to a standstill on August 31st 1997, when Diana was killed in car accident in France. She was 36 years old.

Emma will join a star-studded cast who have recently been filming series three, lead by Oscar winner Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth.

While Helena Bonham-Carter will take on the role of Princess Margaret, Tobias Menzies has been cast as Prince Philip, and Emerald Fennell is set to play Camilla Parker-Bowles.

The third series will show the little-known romance Camilla and Charles shared before he married Diana, as well as Charles’ investiture and the 1966 Aberfan disaster.

The Crown Series Three is set to be released on Netflix in July 2019. 

Iconic: The country came to a standstill on August 31st 1997, when Diana was tragically killed in a car crash in Paris

Iconic: The country came to a standstill on August 31st 1997, when Diana was tragically killed in a car crash in Paris

Iconic: The country came to a standstill on August 31st 1997, when Diana was tragically killed in a car crash in Paris

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