The monarchy has potentially found its Prince Charles. Actor Dominic West is purportedly in late-stage discussions to play Prince Charles in Season Five and Six of The Crown, Variety reports. While the deal isn’t sealed, it appears that West is the final key player to fit in The Crown puzzle.
Now, this news comes as we’re less than a month away from The Crown Season Four premiere. Season Four stars Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles, Emma Corrin as Diana Spencer and Gillian Anderson as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The upcoming season will cover Charles and Diana’s whirlwind, tumultuous romance and subsequent marriage. Additionally, we’ll see the complicated relationship between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher take root.
Seasons Five and Six already have the core cast assembled. For the later stages of Queen Elizabeth II’s life, actress Imelda Staunton will don the crown. Jonathan Pryce will portray Prince Philip, with Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret and Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana. West will round out the cast once discussions are concluded.
According to Variety, the final two seasons could cover Charles and Diana’s divorce as well as the latter’s tragic death in 1997. Of course, this is pure speculation, but if we’re chronicling events from Queen Elizabeth II’s timeline, then this is the prudent next step. Especially since Seasons Five and Six will explore the royal family in the 1990s and early 2000s. I’m curious to see who they cast as young William and Harry.
West is best known for his roles in HBO’s The Wire and Showtime’s The Affair. He can next be seen in The Pursuit of Love opposite Lily James.
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