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Olivia Williams to Play Camilla Parker Bowles in 'The Crown' Season 5

There’s some big casting news for The Crown season five!

Olivia Williams will reportedly join the cast as Camilla Parker Bowles, the eventual wife of Prince Charles, according to Daily Mail. The fifth season of the Netflix series will be covering the period before and after the death of Princess Diana.

The role of Camilla was played by Emerald Fennell in seasons three and four of the Emmy-winning series. She just won an Oscar this week for writing the screenplay of Promising Young Woman!

Olivia currently plays Lavinia Bidlow on the new HBO series The Nevers. She was most recently seen in the Oscar-nominated movie The Father and she’s also known for roles in films like The Sixth Sense, Rushmore, An Education, and The Ghost Writer. On television, she’s been in Fox’s Dollhouse, WGN America’s Manhattan, and Starz’s Counterpart.

Casting for the other roles in season five have already been revealed.

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Andrew Scott Approached to Play Tony Blair in 'The Crown,' But...

Andrew Scott has reportedly been approached to join the upcoming fifth season of The Crown, but there’s a chance he might not be able to take the role.

The 44-year-old actor, who famously played the “hot priest” in season two of Fleabag, is in talks to play former Prime Minister Tony Blair, according to The Sun.

Blair came into power in 1997 when he was 43. The upcoming season of The Crown will follow the death of Princess Diana and how Blair did not agree with the way it was handled by Queen Elizabeth.

There’s a chance that Andrew might not get to do the show though.

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Tobias Menzies, Who Played Prince Philip on 'The Crown,' Reacts to the Royal's Death

Tobias Menzies, the most recent actor to play Prince Philip in the Emmy-winning series The Crown on Netflix, is reacting to the death of the royal.

It was announced on Friday (April 9) that the Duke of Edinburgh passed away at the age of 99 following a recent month-long stay in the hospital.

Tobias played Prince Philip in seasons three and four of the series, taking over for Matt Smith, who played the role in the first two seasons.

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The Crown's Matt Smith Reacts to Death of Prince Philip

Matt Smith, who played the role of Prince Philip in the first two seasons of The Crown, has released a statement in response to the royal’s death at the age of 99.

The 38-year-old actor received an Emmy nomination in 2018 for his work on the show. He was replaced by Tobias Menzies for seasons three and four. Jonathan Pryce is taking over the role for the next two seasons.

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'The Crown' Will Begin Filming Season Five With Brand New Cast in July

The Crown is almost back in production!

Variety is reporting that the hit Netflix series will be back on set in July, as lockdown protocols start to ease in England.

Season five is set to center on how the Royal Family embraces the 1990s, which was a unruly time for them and the era also brought on a divorce between Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

The new cast of The Crown includes Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, Dominic West as Prince Charles, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip and Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret.

Just recently, Imelda opened up about taking on the sovereign role of Elizabeth from Claire Foy and Olivia Colman.

“I think my sort of extra challenge, as if I needed it, is that I’m now doing the Queen that we’re a little more familiar with,” she shared on BBC radio’s Woman’s Hour.

Imelda went on, saying, “With Claire Foy, it was almost history and now I’m playing one that people could say ‘she doesn’t do that,’ ‘she’s not like that,’ and that’s my personal bête noire.”

If you didn’t see, find out why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will never be a storyline on the series…

'The Crown' Creator Explains Why Meghan & Harry Will Never Be Featured on the Show

Don’t get your hopes up about seeing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s story portrayed on an upcoming season of The Crown.

After the couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey aired this weekend, so many people have made comments about how they can’t wait to see the interview reenacted on the show. The couple even commented on the series during the interview. Well, it’s never going to happen because the creator of the Netflix series doesn’t want to write about them.

The Crown creator Peter Morgan said in an interview with THR last year that he has a “20-year rule” that he will only write about events that happened at least 20 years ago. It was previously announced that The Crown will end after the sixth season, which will be set in the early 2000s.

“I just think you get so much more interesting [with time],” he said. “Meghan and Harry are in the middle of their journey, and I don’t know what their journey is or how it will end. One wishes some happiness, but I’m much more comfortable writing about things that happened at least 20 years ago.”

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“That is enough time and enough distance to really understand something, to understand its role, to understand its position, to understand its relevance,” he added. “Often things that appear absolutely wildly important today are instantly forgotten, and other things have a habit of sticking around and proving to be historically very relevant and long-lasting. I don’t know where in the scheme of things Prince Andrew or indeed Meghan Markle or Harry will ever appear. We won’t know, and you need time to stop something being journalistic. And so I don’t want to write about them because to write about them would instantly make it journalistic, and there are plenty of journalists already writing about them.”

Peter sees himself as a “dramatist” and not a journalist.

He continued, “You need to also allow for the opportunity for metaphor. Once something has a metaphorical possibility, it can then become interesting. It’s quite possible, for example, to tell the story of Harry and Meghan through analogy and metaphor, if that’s what you want to do. Because there’ve been so many examples in the past, whether it’s Wallis Simpson or Edward VII, or whether it’s Diana and Prince Charles. There have been plenty of opportunities in the past where there have been marital complications. There’ve been wives that have been married into the Royal family that have felt unwelcome and that they don’t fit in. So there are plenty of stories to tell without telling the story of Harry and Meghan.”

Click here to see the biggest revelations from Meghan and Harry‘s interview.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reveal That They've Watched 'The Crown'

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are fans of The Crown!

The pair confirmed that they watch the hit Netflix show during their interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday (March 7).

Oprah said that parts of the latest season, which followed the life of Princess Diana, echoed Harry‘s sentiment that he and Meghan felt “trapped” in their roles at the palace.

When she asked if they had seen the show, Meghan and Harry smiled and said that they had seen “some of it.”

Harry also opened up about watching the show earlier this week in an interview with James Corden.

“It gives you a rough idea of what that lifestyle, what the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else, what can come from that,” Harry said. “I’m way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing the stories written about my family, or my wife, or myself. It’s the difference between… that is obviously fiction, take it how you will, but this is being reported on as fact because you’re supposedly news. I have a real issue with that.”

Click here to see the biggest revelations from Meghan and Harry‘s interview.