‘The Crown’ Casts Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip in Seasons 5 & 6

Lawrence Kim
August 13, 2020

Pryce will succeed Tobias Menzies and Matt Smith, who have played the Duke of Edinburgh in the first four seasons of the Left Bank Pictures franchise.

News of Pryce's casting comes just over a month after "The Crown" showrunner Peter Morgan confirmed that the massive Netflix series would be coming back for a sixth and final season, after originally saying the plan was to end after season 5.

Welsh actor Jonathan Pryce will star as Prince Philip in the final two season's of The Crown, according to Deadline.

The series tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, as the fragile social order established after the Second World War breaks apart. They remained in those roles for season 2 and were joined by Matthew Goode as Margaret's husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon.

Seasons 1-3 of The Crown are already available for streaming on Netflix. Rather than bury the younger actors in make-up, show creator Peter Morgan and his team made a decision to bring in older actors going forward.

Production on Season 4 wrapped production in March and is expected to launch later this year, featuring Oscar victor Olivia Colman's (The Favourite) final turn as Queen Elizabeth II.

"The Crown", which garnered a whopping 13 Emmy nominations for its latest outing, wrapped shooting on season 4 in mid-March, just ahead of the United Kingdom being placed in lockdown. It will cover the Margaret Thatcher era, as well as Prince Charles and Princess Diana's tumultuous marriage. At one point, Morgan and company were planning to end the show with the fifth season, but recently reversed course and chose to wrap things up with season 6.

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