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Josh O’Connor cast as Prince Charles in Netflix’s ‘The Crown’

The actor shot to fame in the hit LGBT movie 'God's Own Country'

By Steve Brown

Josh O’Connor has officially been cast as Prince Charles in seasons 3 and 4 of The Crown.

The actor – who shot to fame in God’s Own Country – has taken on the role as the Prince of Wales in the upcoming seasons of the award-winning Netflix series.

O’Connor will join the likes of Olivia Coleman (The Queen), Helena Bonham-Carter (Princess Margaret), Tobias Menzies (Prince Philip) and Marion Bailey as the Queen Mother.

In a statement, O’Connor said: “”I am thrilled to be joining The Firm for the next instalment of The Crown.

“Seasons 3 and 4 will follow some of the most turbulent events in the Prince of Wales’s life and our national story and I’m excited to be bringing to life the man in the midst of it all.

“I’m very aware it’s a formidably talented family to be joining, but reliably informed I have the ears for the part and will fit right in.”

Bailey then added: “Wonderful to be joining The Crown. It’s a brilliant show and we have a tough act to follow but what a gift to be playing the fascinating and greatly loved Queen Mother.

“Thrilled to be on board and working with such a top notch team.”

The Crown Season 3 will launch in 2019.