Tobias Menzies The Crown Netflix

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Tobias Menzies in ‘The Crown’

Netflix has released the first image of Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in series three of The Crown.

The image was released on the show’s twitter account with the caption ‘Ambition’. 

The upcoming series sees the major roles in The Crown recast – with Menzies replacing Matt Smith, Olivia Colman replacing Claire Foy as Elizabeth II, and Helena Bonham Carter playing Princess Margaret, replacing Vanessa Kirby.

The new cast will star in seasons three and four of the period drama, produced by Left Bank Pictures.

Menzies’ previous roles include Outlander, Casino Royale, Game Of Thrones and Rome.

The Crown creator Peter Morgan discussed recasting the show’s lead actors after season 2 with Screen last year, saying: “I’ve got strong feelings about how far you can go as an actor, I think you can age ten years younger than they are and ten years older and no more.”

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