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Paul Bettany to Play Prince Phillip on Season 3 of The Crown

January 20, 2018 | Posted by Larry Csonka
Paul Bettany

According to TV Line, Paul Bettany is set to play Prince Phillip on season 3 of The Crown. He will take over the role from Matt Smith, who starred opposite Claire Foy’s Queen Elizabeth II in Seasons 1 and 2. Olivia Colman will succeed Foy as Her Queen Elizabeth in the third and fourth seasons, as the period piece jumps ahead in time. She joins Helena Bonham Carter, who is set to portray Princess Margaret. Netflix has yet to officially greenlight future seasons of The Crown, though TV line says that all indications are that it’s simply a formality at this point.

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