Jonathan Pryce, known for his role as High Sparrow in Game of Thrones , will play the role of Prince Philip in the last two seasons of The Crown . According to The Sun , the 73-year-old actor can be seen opposite Imelda Staunton, who plays Queen Elizabeth in the Netflix series finale.

According to insiders, Pryce was the only candidate for the role and he was cast via a Zoom meeting.

Pryce, Staunton and Lesley Manville, who plays Princess Margaret, are said to be called “the holy trinity” of British acting by series producers, and the team at The Crown were delighted when Pryce agreed to join the cast of the hit series. want to strengthen.

The Welsh-born actor was nominated for an Oscar last year for his role as Pope Francis in The Two Popes .

The fourth series of The Crown, starring Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth and Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher, will air on Netflix later this year. The recordings of this were completed just before the corona crisis broke out. In season four, the marriage between Princess Diana and Prince Charles is discussed.

The fifth season will probably not be released until 2022, because preparations need more time due to the cast change.