Tobias Menzies to play Prince Philip in season 3 of the Crown
Tobias Menzies (Outlander) has signed on to play Prince Philip in the upcoming third season of The Crown, according to Deadline. He’ll take over the role that was played by Matt Smith now that the show is moving on to a later time in history. Olivia Colman was recently cast as an older Queen Elizabeth II.
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).
Beginning with soldiers in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces fighting an illegal war in Egypt, and ending with the downfall of her third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, after a devastating scandal, the second season bears witness to the end of the age of deference, and ushers in the revolutionary era of the 1960s.
The Crown continues to chronicle the major political and global events that have defined and shaped the second half of the twentieth century – a series that is unprecedented in its scale, ambition and creative vision.
Tobias Menzies is known for playing Brutus in the HBO series Rome as well as two roles in the Starz series Outlander. He’s currently starring in the series The Terror.
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