Elizabeth Debicki cast as Diana in The Crown

Aussie actress takes pivotal role from Season 5.

Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki has been cast as Diana in upcoming seasons of The Crown.

The Sun reports she will play the role of Princess Diana over Seasons 5 and 6.

Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager, The Kettering Incident, The Great Gatsby) said: “Princess Diana’s spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many.

“It is my privilege and honour to be joining this masterful series, which has had me absolutely hooked from episode one.”

The role of the younger Diana, who marries Prince Charles in 1981 and endures a troubled marriage, went to unknown actress Emma Corrin, 24. She will feature in Season 4 alongside Josh O’Connor, 30, reprising his role as Prince Charles.

Season 5, due in 2022, will cover the 1990s.

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