'The Crown' casts 'GoT' star Jonathan Pryce as final Prince Philip

Carla Harmon
August 13, 2020

The Crown has found its final Prince Philip. He will join Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II (taking over from Olivia Colman) and Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret (taking over from Helena Bonham Carter).

Prince Philip (left) and "Game of Thrones" alum Jonathan Pryce.

Jonathan Pryce has been cast to play Prince Philip in Seasons 5 and 6 of The Crown.

Netflix announced in July that the show's sixth series will be the last, after previously saying it would end after the fifth season, The New York Times reports. Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake) will take on the role in Season 5. It is not yet clear if Pryce will have many lines beyond a string of dumb comments. Both Seasons 3 and 4 of the series will be shot back-to-back. The X Files star Gillian Anderson will play Margaret Thatcher, and Emma Corrin will play Princess Diana. "To be clear, Series 6 will not bring us any closer to present-day - it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail".

The show follows Queen Elizabeth II through her life and reign, with various actors taking over the role as she grows older.

Jonathan Pryce, who was also a significant part of Amazon Prime Video's science-fiction series Tales from the Loop recently, earned an Oscar nomination for his turn as Pope Francis in The Two Popes.

He played the High Sparrow in Game Of Thrones, while other notable roles include leading Terry Gilliam's dystopian drama Brazil and featuring as a Bond bad guy in Tomorrow Never Dies.

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