Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — “The Crown” has found its Princess Diana.
Emma Corrin has been tapped to star as Lady Diana Spencer, who would go on to become the Princess of Wales, on the Netflix drama series. The plan is for the character to make her first appearance in the show's fourth season rather than in the upcoming third as originally planned.
“Beyond excited and honoured to be joining 'The Crown' for its fourth season,” Corrin said. “I have been glued to the show since the first episode and to think I’m now joining this incredibly talented acting family is just surreal. Princess Diana was an icon, and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring. To be given the chance to explore her through Peter Morgan’s writing is the most exceptional opportunity, and I will strive to do her justice!”
Corrin will next be seen in the upcoming Epix series “Pennyworth,” which tells the origin story of Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred. She will also make her debut film appearance as Miss South Africa in “Misbehaviour,” a historical drama which follows the story of a group of women from the Women’s Liberation Movement seeking to disrupt the 1970 Miss World … — Joe Otterson/@Variety