Legendary actor Jonathan Pryce to play Prince Philip in last two seasons of The Crown 1 month ago

Legendary actor Jonathan Pryce to play Prince Philip in last two seasons of The Crown

The new cast line up has been announced.

As The Crown gets ready to head into another season many have been wondering who will take over from the current cast.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were originally played by Claire Foy and Matt Smith and are currently portrayed by Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies.

As of today Netflix is announcing that legendary actor Jonathan Pryce will be among the cast of season five and six of The Crown.

Jonathan Pryce will play the part of Prince Philip in the final two seasons of The Crown seasons five and six.

Jonathan Pryce joins Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville, who’ll play Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret respectively.

Speaking about the new role Pryce said;

"I am delighted to be working with Netflix again. The positive experience I had making 'The Two Popes' has given me the confidence to tackle the daunting prospect of portraying Prince Philip. To be doing so with Peter Morgan in the company of Imelda and Lesley will be a joy."

The fourth season of The Crown is scheduled to be released in later on this year while the fifth season is scheduled to be released in late 2022.