Meet the Cast of ‘The Crown’ Season 6: A Blend of Familiar Faces and New Talents
The highly anticipated final season of Netflix’s acclaimed series, “The Crown,” is set to debut with a mix of returning cast members and fresh faces. The sixth season, which unfolds in two parts starting on November 16, features renowned actors reprising their roles in the British royal drama.
Imelda Staunton, best known for her role in the “Harry Potter” franchise, returns to portray Queen Elizabeth II. Dominic West, recognized for his work in “The Affair” and “The Wire,” once again takes on the character of Prince Charles, now King Charles III. Lesley Manville reprises her role as Princess Margaret.
The sixth season delves into the 1990s and early 2000s, covering Queen Elizabeth’s reign during significant historical events, including the tragic death of Princess Diana. Here’s a closer look at the cast:
Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, Princess of Wales: Elizabeth Debicki returns to depict the late Princess Diana in the final years leading up to her tragic death in 1997. The actress received acclaim for her portrayal in Season 5, earning Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Debicki has notable credits in productions such as “The Night Manager,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet.”
Khalid Abdalla as Dodi Fayed: Khalid Abdalla reprises his role as Dodi Fayed, the son of Egyptian businessman Mohammed Al-Fayed. The narrative explores the highly publicized and ultimately fatal relationship between Dodi Fayed and Princess Diana. Abdalla, known for his roles in “The Kite Runner,” “Moon Knight,” and “Assassin’s Creed,” brings depth to this pivotal character.
Meg Bellamy as Kate Middleton: Making her on-screen debut, Meg Bellamy takes on the role of Kate Middleton, Prince William’s then-girlfriend. Bellamy, a newcomer with a background as a performer at Legoland, was selected through an open casting call for “The Crown.” Her portrayal adds a fresh perspective to the royal narrative.
Ed McVey as Prince William and Luther Ford as Prince Harry: Ed McVey, a recent drama school graduate, steps into the role of Prince William, making his TV debut. Luther Ford, an aspiring British filmmaker, portrays an older version of Prince Harry. Ford, who attended an open casting call on a whim, brings a unique energy to the character.
Jonathan Pryce as the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip: Jonathan Pryce returns to portray the late Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. His noteworthy performance in Season 5 earned him a Golden Globe nomination. Pryce, celebrated for roles in “Evita,” “Game of Thrones,” and “The Two Popes,” adds depth to the portrayal of Prince Philip in the series.
As “The Crown” concludes its remarkable journey, the Season 6 cast promises to deliver a captivating exploration of the royal family’s dynamics during a pivotal era.