British actress Emma Corrin will play Diana of Wales, Lady Di, in the fourth season of the series The Crown, from Netflix. The third season, which will premiere sometime this year, features the participation of actress Olivia Colman (winner this year of the Oscar for Best Actress for The Favorite) as Queen Isabell II of England. Colman takes over from Claire Foy. Tobias Menzies will be Prince Philip of Edinburgh, played by Matt Smith in the first two installments.
"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 performers is simply surreal," Corrin said in a statement. of Netflix. "Princess Diana was an icon and her effect on the world is still profound and inspiring, having the opportunity to explore her through the scripts of Peter Morgan is the most exceptional opportunity, and I will strive to do her justice!"
The almost unknown Corrin played a small role in the series Grantchester and in the cinema has pending the premiere of the British film Misbehaviour. Morgan, the creator of the series, has stressed that "besides having the innocence and beauty of young Diana, [Corrin] he also has, in abundance, the range and complexity to portray an extraordinary woman who 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 Emerald Fennell will also debut as Camilla Parker Bowles, Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret and Gillian Anderson in the role of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.