Lifetime casts its Duke and Duchess of Sussex for new movie

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Jordan Dean and Sydney Morton.
Jordan Dean and Sydney Morton.
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The actors who will play Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the Lifetime movie Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace have been announced.

For the third instalment in the franchise Jordan Dean (The Punisher) and Sydney Morton (She's Gotta Have It) take on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex roles.

Jordan Dean as Price Harry and Sydney Morton as Me
Jordan Dean as Prince Harry and Sydney Morton as Meghan Markle.

Parisa Fitz-Henley and Murray Fraser previously played the roles in the 2018 film Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, followed by Tiffany Smith and Charlie Field for the second instalment Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal in 2019.

Production of the film kicked off in Vancouver this week, with a premiere scheduled later this year. 

Returning cast members include Jordan Whalen as Prince William, Laura Mitchell as Kate Middleton, Steve Coulter as Prince Charles, Maggie Sullivun as Queen Elizabeth II, Melanie Nicholls-King as Doria Ragland, Bonnie Soper as Princess Diana, Deborah Ramsay as Camilla and James Dreyfus as palace insider Leonard.

Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace explores what really happened inside the palace that drove Harry (Dean) and Meghan (Morton) to leave everything behind in order to make a future for themselves and their son Archie.

READ MORE | Lifetime to reveal 'what really drove Harry and Meghan' to leave the royal family in new movie

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