Australian actress, Elizabeth Debicki has been picked for the role to play the Princess of Wales in Seasons 5 and 6 of “The Crown,” Netflix has announced recently.
Debicki will join a new cast for the series that includes Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret and Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip. Staunton succeeds Olivia Colman and Claire Foy in the role of Britain’s longest-serving monarch.
Emma Corrin is playing Diana in the drama’s upcoming fourth season, but Debicki will take on the part for what’s sure to be the character’s most dramatic chapters. Seasons 5 and 6 are expected to be the show’s final seasons. No premiere date of Season 4 has yet been announced.
“Princess Diana’s spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many,” Debicki said on Twitter. “It is my true privilege and honour to be joining this masterful series, which has had me absolutely hooked from episode one.”
Debicki, a 29-year-old Australian, is seen as a rising star after her breakout performance in Steve McQueen’s “Widows.” She also stars in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming thriller “Tenet.” Other credits include “The Great Gatsby,” “The Burnt Orange Heresy” and “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.”
Elizabeth Debicki to Play Princess Diana Role
After making her feature film debut in Australian wedding comedy A Few Best Men (2011), Elizabeth appeared in other movies such as The Great Gatsby (2013), for which she won an AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and starred in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of The Maids with Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert, for which she received a nomination for Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play at the 14th Helpmann Awards.
She also took part in other supporting roles in movies like Macbeth (2015), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), Everest (2015), The Night Manager (2016), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), and Peter Rabbit (2018). Additionally, she played the lead in the Australian television series The Kettering Incident (2016).
Source: LA Times
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