Olivia Williams performs Camilla in The Crown | leisure

Olivia Williams will play Camilla Parker Bowles in “The Crown”.

The ‘Nevers’ actress will take on the role of the future Duchess of Cornwall from Emerald Fennell in the upcoming fifth season of Netflix’s royal drama, which will cover the most volatile period of her relationship with Prince Charles. before and after the death of Princess Diana.

According to the Mail newspaper columnist Baz Bamigboye, Olivia took a “chemistry test” with Dominic West, who is supposed to play Charles, to see if they were on-screen compatible before being offered the role.

In addition to Dominic vs Charles, who was played by Josh O’Connor on the show’s last two seasons, Imelda Staunton will take on the role of Queen Elizabeth from Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies in the cast update for the next season of the drama on Handing Prince Philip to another former Game of Thrones star, Jonathan Pryce.

Lesley Manville will replace Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret and ‘Tenet’ actress Elizabeth Debicki will play Princess Diana for the last part of her life, taking on the role of Emma Corrin.

It was previously reported that the producers were hoping to win “Fleabag” star Andrew Scott as Prime Minister of the day Tony Blair, but he had to rearrange other engagements to be available for filming.

Charles and Diana’s youngest son, Prince Harry, recently admitted that he had seen the show, and while it is not “accurate”, he felt it gave viewers a “rough idea” of royal life.

He said, “It’s fictional, but it’s loosely based on the truth. Of course it’s not accurate; It gives you a rough idea of ​​what this is, the pressures it has to put duty and service above family, and everything else that can come of it.

“I’m much more comfortable with ‘The Crown’ than with the stories that have been written about my family, my wife, or myself.

“This is fiction, of course, take it what you want, but this is reported as fact because you are supposedly . I have a real problem with that. “

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