Elizabeth Debicki Will Join The Crown As Princess Diana in Its Final Seasons

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Just a few days ago, it was reported that Jonathan Pryce will be joining the cast of season five and six of Netflix‘s The Crown as Prince Philip. Nevertheless, a new cast member for the show‘s final two seasons has been revealed.

Fans have not had the pleasure yet to see newcomer Emma Corrin play Princess Diana, as she will join the show in season four. Still, we now know who will portray the Princess after her, which the show revealed on its official social media accounts: Elizabeth Debicki.

The actress describes the chance to be able to play the royal and to join the cast as a “true privilege and honour.”

In the picture the social media team of The Crown has chosen, it is quite obvious why the producers and casting directors of the show have chosen Debicki to play Princess Diana, as the two bear somewhat of a resemblance. Even the resemblance to Emma Corrin is something one cannot deny, at least I think so. Thus, I think casting Elizabeth Debicki as the older version of Princess Diana on the show was a great decision!

Other actors besides Jonathan Pryce and Elizabeth Debicki who will join the show for its final seasons are Imelda Staunton, who will be taking over the crown from Olivia Colman and Lesley Manville, who will take over from Helena Bonham Carter, as well as Gillian Anderson, who will be playing the first female British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Hopefully, we will be getting more casting news soon. After all, it has yet to be revealed who will be playing the older versions of Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Camilla Shand/Camilla Parker-Bowles, as well as Queen Mum, who are currently being portrayed by Josh O’Connor, Erin Doherty, Emerald Fennell, and Marion Bailey, respectively. 

Anna Hattingen