Elizabeth Debicki cast as Princess Diana in The Crown 1 year ago

Elizabeth Debicki cast as Princess Diana in The Crown

The final princess has been cast for the last two series of Netflix hit, The Crown

Elizabeth Debicki will play the role of Princess Diana in the last two series of The Crown, taking over from actress Emma Corrin who played her for series five and six.

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Elizabeth is best known for her role as Jed Marshall in The Night Manager, a BBC drama. She has also appeared with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby, in Steve McQueen's Widows and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

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After the announcement the Australian actress released a statement saying: "Princess Diana's spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many. It is my true privilege and honour to be joining this masterful series, which has had me absolutely hooked from episode one."

The final two series of The Crown on Netflix is expected to cover the 1990s and early 2000s and will include the break-up of Princess Diana and Prince Charles' marriage, as well as her death, which shocked the whole world in 1997.

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Other new castings include Oscar-nominated actor Jonathan Pryce, who will play Prince Philip, taking over from Matt Smith and Tobias Menzies who previously played the roles. Imelda Staunton, meanwhile, takes over from Olivia Colman as the monarch herself while Lesley Manville has been cast as Princess Margaret.

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Other storylines in the final two series may include the deaths of Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother, and the Queen's Golden Jubilee.

The fourth season of The Crown is expected to be released this autumn.