‘The Crown’ sends final Prince Philip: Jonathan Pryce

“The Crown” has found its definitive version of Prince Philip: “Game of Thrones” alum Jonathan Pryce.

The Welsh actor will star in Netflix’s Royal Drama for his last two seasons – Seasons 5 and 6. He will play Philip opposite Imelda Staunton, 64, as Queen Elizabeth and Lesley Manville, 64, as her sister, Princess Margaret.

The show follows Queen Elizabeth II through her life and reign, with several actors taking over the role as she gets older. Elizabeth was initially played by Claire Foy, 36, in the first two seasons, then aged in Olivia Colman, 46, in Seasons 3 and 4, and Staunton will take over. Pryce, 73, will follow “Outlander” star Tobias Menzies, 46, who plays Philip in seasons 3 and 4, while “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith, 37, will follow Philip’s latest incarnation in the first two. seasons play.

According to the Sun, Pryce was discussed “the only name” to play the oldest version of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Pryce is best known for playing the High Spearrow in Game of Thrones, the religious zeal that ultimately led to Cersei’s infamous naked ‘walk of shame’ in season 5. (Like most “GOT” characters, he met a violent end – in Season 6, when Cersei blew the Sept as revenge.)

He is also known for playing the father of Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), Governor Weatherby Swann, in the movie franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”. In 2019, he earned his first Oscar nod for playing Pope Francis in ‘The Two Popes’.

Season “4” will hit Netflix at the end of 2020 – an exact date has not yet been announced. Season 5 will come out in 2022 after delays due to the coronavirus pandemic. After initially planning to end on five seasons, Netflix and creator Peter Morgan announced that “The Crown” will conclude after six seasons.