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Elizabeth Debicki to play Princess Diana in 'The Crown'


It has been confirmed that Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki will play the role of Princess Diana in the final two seasons of the popular Netflix series The Crown.

Debicki, who rose to prominence with appearances in films such as The Night Manager and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, will also appear in Christopher Nolan’s eagerly anticipated new blockbuster Tenet as she solidifies her presence as one of Hollywood’s rising stars.

The 29-year-old, who takes over from fourth season’s Emma Corrin, is tasked with portraying the tumultuous break-up of Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ marriage and, more specifically, the incidents which led to her tragic death in 1997.

“Princess Diana’s spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many,” Debicki said in a statement posted by The Crown’s official Twitter account.

“It is my true privilege and honour to be joining this masterful series, which has had me absolutely hooked from episode one.”

Debicki will have the pleasure of working alongside Jonathan Pryce who has been confirmed to play the role of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh for the final two series, replacing Tobias Menzies. “I am delighted to be working with Netflix again,” Pryce said in a statement.

“The positive experience I had making The Two Popes has given me the confidence to tackle the daunting prospect of portraying Prince Philip. To be doing so with Peter Morgan in the company of Imelda and Lesley will be a joy.”