Is Paul Bettany The Crown's New Prince Philip?

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Paul Bettany, Matt Smith, The Crown

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There is a new prince on the block. Based on stories, Paul Bettany will substitute Matt Smith as Prince Philip in season three of The Crown. Yep, Imaginative and prescient replaces the Physician.

Netflix didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

The subsequent season, which has but to start manufacturing, will leap ahead in time, growing older up the characters. Gone are Smith, Claire Foy and Vanessa Kirby. Of their locations are Bettany (in all probability), Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter.

Colman’s casting as Queen Elizabeth II was confirmed early on. The Golden Globe winner stated this to BBC about changing Foy: “I feel Claire Foy is an absolute genius–she’s an extremely onerous act to comply with. I am principally going to re-watch each episode and replica her.”

Foy advised Jimmy Fallon, “You will overlook all about me and the remainder of the forged. You will be like, ‘Who’re they?’ We are the heat-up act.”

Kirby, the previous Princess Margaret portrayer, seemingly confirmed Bonham Carter’s casting on Instagram, saying she was honored by the alternative.

Smith beforehand teased he in all probability knew who his alternative was going to be and was flattered. “If it is the individual it could possibly be, I used to be simply completely flattered I assumed, ‘How marvelous,'” Smith informed Seth Meyers.

Season three, which is predicted to drop in 2019, will introduce viewers to younger grownup variations of Queen Elizabeth’s youngsters, together with Prince Charles. Set within the Nineteen Seventies, the collection may even present the beginnings of Prince Charles’ relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles.

Study extra about The Crown season three under.

The Crown, Claire Foy, Olivia Colman

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With Claire Foy departing the position that earned her a Golden Globe, Broadchurch and The Night time Supervisor star Olivia Colman is about to take over the royal duties in season three and 4.

“I feel Claire Foy is an absolute genius–she’s an extremely arduous act to comply with,” Colman advised BBC. “I am principally going to re-watch each episode and replica her.”

The Crown, Matt Smith

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Matt Smith‘s alternative has but to be formally introduced, however the former Prince Phillip teased, “I am not meant to know, however I perhaps know,” when he was on Late Night time. “If it is the individual it could possibly be, I used to be simply completely flattered I assumed, ‘How marvelous.'”

He then continued, “If it is the individual I feel it could be, and he is extremely good-looking as nicely. I’ve morphed into somebody much better wanting than I.”

Vanessa Kirby, The Crown, Princess Margaret

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Spoiler alert…kind of. Since, you already know, historical past. However we’ll see the disintegration of Princess Margaret and photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones‘ (performed by Matthew Goode in season two) tumultuous marriage.

The present’s historical past advisor Robert Lacey informed City & Nation, “We’ll see the breakup of this extraordinary marriage between Margaret and Snowdon. This season, you see the way it begins, and what a wierd character, an excellent character Snowdon was.”

In case you have been curious: the pair divorced in 1978. (Fairly controversial on the time.)

St George's Chapel, Prince Charles, Wedding, Camilla Parker Bowles

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Viewers will meet a younger Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince Charles’ second (and present) spouse, whom he dated earlier than marrying Princess Diana.

Producer Suzanne Mackie confirmed the information in April on the BFI & Radio Occasions Pageant in London, teasing, “We begin assembly Camilla Parker Bowles in season three.”

Prince Charles, Camilla, Singapore

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It appears possible that season three will at the very least partly happen within the ’70s, provided that Charles and Camilla first dated early in that decade, with BBC reporting it’s going to start in 1964. (Season one spanned 1947-1953, whereas season two documented 1953-1964, taking us to Prince Edward‘s delivery.)

The Crown, Claire Foy, Matt Smith

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Whereas season two aired only one yr after season one, the anticipate season three might be a bit longer, a minimum of in line with BBC, which is reporting that The Crown will return in 2019. Endurance, it is a advantage.

The Crown has gained three Emmys, two Golden Globes, two BAFTA Awards and three Display Actors Guild Awards.

Foy took house her second and final Display Actors Guild Award for enjoying Queen Elizabeth in The Crown on the 2018 ceremony.

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