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Jonathan Pryce cast as Prince Philip in next two series of The Crown
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Jonathan Pryce cast as Prince Philip in next two series of The Crown

Following last month's announcement from Netflix and The Crown's creator / showrunner Peter Morgan that the show would now run for six series instead of the originally planned five, the popular drama series following the lives of Britain's royal family now appears to have found a successor to Matt Smith in the role of Prince Philip.

Jonathan Pryce is the man who will be taking on the role for The Crown's fifth and sixth series, with the Oscar-nominated actor set to depict Prince Philip throughout the 1980s and beyond, with the story still expected to be wound up at some point during the 2000s.

Pryce recently secured his first nomination at the Academy Awards for his role alongside fellow Welshman Anthony Hopkins in The Two Popes, and has recently been seen in series including Taboo and Game of Thrones, as well as a starring role in Terry Gilliam's long-gestated adaptation The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

Pryce will star alongside Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville in the roles of Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, respectively, who succeed Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter.

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