Elizabeth Debicki cast as Diana in final two series of Netflix’s The Crown

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Actor says taking over role of Princess of Wales from Emma Corrin is ‘true privilege’

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Elizabeth Debicki is best known for her role as Jed Marshall in the 2016 hit BBC drama The Night Manager. Photograph: Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

Elizabeth Debicki will play Diana, Princess of Wales, in the final two series of The Crown, it has been announced. The Night Manager actor will take over the role from Emma Corrin for series five and six.

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

Debicki, who is Australian, is best known for her role as Jed Marshall in the 2016 BBC drama The Night Manager. She has also appeared in Sir Steve McQueen’s film Widows and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. She will next be seen in Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated new film Tenet.

Earlier this week it was announced that Jonathan Pryce will play the Duke of Edinburgh for the final two series of the big-budget Netflix drama, taking over from Tobias Menzies.

Imelda Staunton has previously been named as the next Queen, and Lesley Manville has been cast as Princess Margaret. They will replace Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter respectively, who will bow out after the upcoming fourth series. The fifth and sixth instalments will bring the drama into the 21st century.

 

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