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Final Princess Diana character cast for The Crown

Final Princess Diana character cast for The Crown

Aussie actress Elizabeth Debicki has received the nod to play Princess Dianna in the upcoming fifth and sixth seasons of The Crown. Debicki – who many people will find far more familiar once she appears in the upcoming Christopher Nolan Netflix show called Tenet, took to Twitter to share the news on Sunday afternoon:

"Princess Diana's spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many,” wrote Debicki. “It is my true privilege and honour to be joining this masterful series, which has had me absolutely hooked from episode one.”

The Crown has traced the events and personal lives of the British royal family through several time periods, beginning with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's marriage and early careers in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Then there was a significant leap forward in Season 3, which came out in 2019, which covered the 1960s and 1970s. Princess Diana, who was born in 1961, is set to be introduced to the world in the upcoming fourth season and will be played by Emma Corrin.

Corrin – like Debicki – is a relative unknown, with minor credits that include playing Esme Winikus in Pennyworth, and a one-episode spot on Grantchester. When it was announced that she had won the coveted Diana role, Corrin said at the time in a statement: "I have been glued to the show and to think I'm now joining this incredibly talented acting family is surreal. Princess Diana was an icon and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring. To explore her through Peter Morgan's writing is the most exceptional opportunity, and I will strive to do her justice."

As one of the few non-English actors on The Crown, Debicki will come under great scrutiny for her performance as possibly the most beloved member of the royal family outside of Queen Elizabeth herself.

The Crown also recently added Jonathan Pryce to its cast, and he will play Prince Philip in the final two seasons.

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