Filming for Season Three of The Crown - starring Oscar-winning actresses Olivia Coleman as The Queen and Helena Bonham-Carter as Princess Margaret - has just finished. That means, planning and casting for the series fourth season is imminent, begging the question - who will be given the prestigious, and sought after, role of Princess Diana?
The Crown began its quest to find the perfect actress to portray the people's princess, and has finally announced who has landed the coveted role. The Netflix series announced today that actress Emma Corrin has been cast for the highly-anticipated role of Lady Diana Spencer. She will make her debut as the late royal in the show's fourth season, rather than the upcoming Season 3, which is reportedly due to premiere this year.
The role of the late, tragic princess will definitely be no mean feat, and the reported casting call for Diana made it clear that the demanding, emotional part will require someone special. According to The Sun, the show’s creator Peter Morgan was casting for a “staggeringly talented young actress” to step into the shoes of the Princess of Wales.
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Season Four will present the story of Princess Diana aged 18-22.
Prior to Netflix's announcement, speculation was on young British actress Florence Pugh, while Bohemian Rhapsody star Lucy Boynton and Les Miserables' Ellie Bamber were also both rumoured to be in talks.
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