Jonathan Pryce will play Prince Philip in The Crown

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  • Jonathan Pryce has been cast as Prince Philip for season 5 and 6 of The Crown.
  • He will take over from Tobias Menzies.
  • Imelda Staunton has been cast as Queen Elizabeth II and Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret.

The Crown has cast Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip for the fifth and sixth seasons, reports Variety.

The 73-year-old will join Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth and Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret.

The role was previously filled by Matt Smith in season one and two and Tobias Menzies in seasons three and four.

The news comes after it was announced that the show was renewed for a final sixth season after Netflix announced in February that the show would end after season 5.

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The Crown nabbed 13 Emmy nominations with Olivia Coleman tipped to win the award for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in season 3.

Season 4 - which will be released later this year - will take place roughly between 1979 to 1990 and will focus primarily on Princess Diana played by Emma Corrin and Margaret Thatcher played by Gillian Anderson.

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Jonathan is best known for his role as the High Sparrow in Game of Thrones. For his role in the Netflix movie, The Two Popes he received an Oscar nomination earlier this year.

Jonathan said he is delighted to be working with Netflix again on the official The Crown Twitter account.

"The positive experience I have making The Two Popes has given me the confidence to tackle the daunting prospoect of portraying Prince Philip. To be doing so with Peter Morgan in the company of Imelda and Lesley will be a joy."


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