The Crown Reveals Who Was Cast As Princess Diana

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The upcoming season of Netflix’s The Crown is set to jump ahead in time.

So, understandably, they have had to recast all of the main characters.

Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies have been confirmed to be taking over the roles of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip from Claire Foy and Matt Smith.

Also, Helena Bonham Carter will be stepping into the role of Princess Margaret, which was previously played by Vanessa Kirby.

And now, it has finally been revealed as to whom will be playing Princess Diana.

The Crown‘s official Twitter account announced today [April 9] that Emma Corrin would be playing the role.

The Crown creator Peter Morgan said of the casting move: “Emma is a brilliant talent who immediately captivated us when she came in for the part of Diana Spencer.”

“As well as having the innocence and beauty of a young Diana, she also has, in abundance, the range and complexity to portray an extraordinary woman who went from anonymous teenager to becoming the most iconic woman of her generation.”

Corrin added: “Beyond excited and honored to be joining The Crown for its fourth season.”

“I have been glued to the show since the first episode and to think I’m now joining this incredibly talented acting family is just surreal. Princess Diana was an icon, and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring.”

“To be given the chance to explore her through Peter Morgan’s writing is the most exceptional opportunity, and I will strive to do her justice!”

Fans of The Crown can look forward to counting down the days until season 3 premieres on Netflix later this year.

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