Netflix Is Advertising For A “Staggeringly Talented” Actress To Play Diana, Princess Of Wales In The Crown

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The Crown appears to be in the auditioning process for season four already, as Netflix is advertising for a “staggeringly talented young actress” to play Diana, Princess of Wales.

The advert for the fourth season of the award-winning royal drama allegedly reads: “We need a mesmerising new young star with extraordinary range,” reports The Telegraph.

“She has to play charming comedy, flirt and social exhibitionist on the world stage, desperate and lonely self-harmer at her lowest ebb and the kind of psychological intensity of Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby.”

Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies in The Crown season 3
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The series will focus on Diana and Prince Charles’ courtship and subsequent marriage in 1981, when the late princess was 20.

Diana welcomed Prince William into the world in 1982, before having Prince Harry in ’84. After a tumultuous and unhappy marriage, Diana and Charles announced their divorce in 1996.

Little Drummer Girl‘s Florence PughBohemian Rhapsody‘s Lucy Boynton, and Les Miserablesactress Ellie Bamber are current favourites for the coveted role, according to Ladbrokes.