Emma Corrin will play Diana of Wales in “The Crown”

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Emma Corrin will play Diana of Wales in "The Crown" Tributes in memory of Princess Diana of Wales at the gates of Kensington Palace in London (United Kingdom), on August 31, 2017, when it was 20 years since the death of Princess Diana of Wales, who died after an accident traffic in Paris in 1997. EFE / Archivo

 Washington, July 20 – British young actress Emma Corrin will play Diana of Wales in the fourth season of Netflix’s hit series “The Crown,” the platform reported today.

Corrin will join a cast that will feature the Oscar winner for best actress for “The Favorite” (2018), Olivia Colman, in the role of Queen Elizabeth II and Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip of Edinburgh.

Colman and Menzies will replace respectively Claire Foy and Matt Smith – who played the queen and the prince in the first two seasons of the series – from the third season, whose premiere is scheduled for this 2019.

Corrin is a little known actress who played a small role in the series “Grantchester” and that this 2019 will debut with leading role in the series “Pennyworth” and on the big screen with the film “Misbehaviour”.

“More than thrilled and honored to join ‘The Crown’ in its fourth season, I’ve been hooked on the series since the first episode and to think that I am now joining this family of incredibly talented actors is simply surreal,” Corrin said in an interview. Netflix statement.

“Princess Diana,” he added, “was an icon and its effect on the world remains profound and inspiring, having the opportunity to explore it through Peter Morgan’s scripts is the most exceptional opportunity, and I will strive to do it Justice!” .

Morgan, the creator of the series, stressed, meanwhile, that “in addition to having the innocence and beauty of the young Diana,” Corrin “also has, in abundance, the range and complexity to portray an extraordinary woman who she went from being an anonymous teenager to becoming the most iconic woman of her generation. “

Corrin will interpret during the fourth season the beginning of the relationship between Diana Frances Spencer and Prince Charles of Wales, married between 1981 and 1996 and whose marriage was born the princes Guillermo and Enrique.

Diana, known as “Lady Di”, died in a traffic accident that shocked public opinion in Paris in August 1997.

In addition to Colman and Menzies, in the third season of “The Crown” will also debut Emerald Fennell playing Camilla Parker Bowles and Gillian Anderson in the role of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. (EFESUA)

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