The Crown: First look at Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip
Netflix has released another official photo from season 3 of The Crown, offering a first look at Tobias Menzies as Prince Phillip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Menzies steps into the role played by Matt Smith in the first two seasons of the series, now playing an older version of the Prince in the series. Check out the photo in the gallery below!
The third season of The Crown will see the entire cast aging up. Along with Olivia Coleman, Helena Bonham Carter, and Ben Daniels, Menzies will take over for Matt Smith who played Prince Philip during the first two seasons. Prince Charles and Princess Anne will also grow older with Josh O’Connor and Erin Doherty filling in those roles.
According to creator Peter Morgan, season three of The Crown will take place during 1964 and 1972 and is expected to cover major events in British history, like Princess Margaret’s affair with Roddy Llewellyn, Margaret Thatcher’s political rise, and the introduction of Camilla Parker Bowles. Both seasons 3 and 4 of the series will be shot back-to-back, with season 3 being released in 2019.
The Crown, a Netflix original series, tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, as the fragile social order established after the Second World War breaks apart. Based on the award-winning play, “The Audience,” the series reunites creator/writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen).