Jonathan Pryce to play Prince Philip in last two seasons of The Crown
EW has confirmed media reports that Jonathan Pryce will play Prince Philip in seasons 5 and 6 of Netflix's British royal family drama The Crown. Pryce's many film credits include Brazil, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Evita, Tomorrow Never Dies, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Age of Innocence, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Carrington, The Wife, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, and The Two Popes, for which he received a Best Actor Oscar nomination. He has also appeared on the TV shows Wolf Hall, Taboo, and Game of Thrones, on which he played the High Sparrow. The role of Prince Philip was previously played by Matt Smith and is currently portrayed by Tobias Menzies.
In January, it was announced that the role of Queen Elizabeth II would be played by Imelda Staunton for the final episodes of the show. The part is currently portrayed by Olivia Colman. In July, it was announced that Staunton would be joined in the cast by Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret.