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'The Crown' Adds Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip in Season 5 & 6

'The Crown' Adds Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip in Season 5 & 6

Jonathan Pryce is set to take over the role of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, on Netflix’s The Crown.

TV Line reports that the -year-old actor will replace Tobias Menzies as the older version of the monarch, and will star opposite Imelda Staunton, who will play Queen Elizabeth, in seasons five and six.

Season 5 and 6 of the popular series will focus on the latter days of Queen Elizabeth’s reign as Great Britain enters the 21st century. Lesley Manville will also star as Princess Margaret.

Jonathan just recently earned an Oscar nomination for his role in The Two Popes.

Matt Smith originally played the role of Philip in the show.

If you didn’t see, here’s when season five will actually premiere on Netflix

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