The Crown has cast newcomer Emma Corrin as a young
In a post to the show’s official
Emma will feature opposite The Durrells’ star Josh O’Connor who landed the role of a young
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
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: 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
The Crown – The All-new Cast
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.
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.
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.
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
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, taking over playing the character from Doctor Who star Matt Smith
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.’
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)
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