Paul Bettany To Replace Matt Smith as Prince Philip in THE CROWN Season 3
All of the lead actors for Netflix's The Crown are being replaced with older actors for the upcoming third Season. This next chapter of the story is set in the later years of Queen Elizabeth's life. So far Oliva Colman has replaced Claire Foy as the Queen and Helena Bonham Carter has replaced Vanessa Kirby the older version of the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret.
Now we are learning that Paul Bettany is now in talks to replace Matt Smith in the role of Prince Philip. Paul Bettany is an amazing actor and I think he would be great in this role. Smith did a fantastic job in the role the first two seasons and it's going to be interesting to see how Bettany ends up playing the character.
I know this series isn't for everyone but I've found it fascinating. I never really knew anything about the history of Queen Elizabeth, and this show has certainly sparked my interest in learning more.
Paul Bettany will next appear in Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Avengers: Infinity War later this year. If you haven't watched him in the series Manhunt yet, where he plays Ted Kaczynski a.k.a the Unabomber, you have to watch that mini-series!