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What Really Happened Between Princess Diana And Hasnat Khan?

17/11/2022

In the third episode of the fifth season of The Crown, Elizabeth Debicki’s Princess Diana is shown meeting Dodi Fayed (Khalid Abdalla), the son of billionaire Mohamed Al-Fayed (Salim Daw), for the first time. However, it is not that former boyfriend, alongside whom she would perish in a car crash in Paris in 1997, who is presented as her main love interest in the latest instalment of the Netflix behemoth. Instead, it is Hasnat Khan (Humayun Saeed), the British-Pakistani heart surgeon who she dated for…

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Is The Crown Historically Accurate?

14/11/2022

The arrival of The Crown‘s fifth season couldn’t come at a more controversial time. Shortly after the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the ascension of her son Charles to the throne, Netflix has been accused of unleashing unto the masses a show that’s not only insensitive to historical accuracy but also damaging to the monarchy’s reputation. But should viewers even think of the series as a factual piece of work? To keep the long answer short: no. Though The Crown is clearly based on real events involving…

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Diana, Princess Of Wales Made This Controversial Nail Colour Her Rebellious Beauty Signature

01/11/2022

Season five of The Crown graces screens on 9 November, bringing with it more Diana, Princess of Wales and more of her unfailingly iconic moves and style moments – including the “Revenge Dress”. Actress Elizabeth Debicki has already been photographed wearing a recreation of the storied number by designer Christina Stambolian – worn on the same eve that Prince Charles copped to cheating on national television – and the rebellious red manicure that went with it. In the new book Diana: A Life…

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A Sumptuous Prequel to The Crown May Be On the Horizon

13/04/2022

We’re still months away from the penultimate season of The Crown finally hitting Netflix, but showrunner Peter Morgan is already plotting a spin-off of the Emmy-winning drama. On April 8, Variety confirmed that Left Bank, the production company responsible for bringing the Windsors’ world to life, is currently discussing a prequel with the streaming giant that would chart the lives of the Queen’s ancestors from 1901 to 1947. Specifically, the yet-to-be-titled drama would open with the passing of Queen Victoria—Queen Elizabeth II’s great-great-grandmother—and run…

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The Crown seasons 5 and 6: Everything you need to know

20/08/2021

While fans of The Crown had hoped the series would run until the present day, creator Peter Morgan has confirmed that the series will now end with seasons five and six, taking the royal family into the early 2000s. But, it seems that fans might be waiting longer for the next installment than they’d like. After season four wrapped in 2020, The Crown‘s production team took a break filming until June this year, which was actually the planned schedule not down to Covid-19,…

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Elizabeth Debicki to play Diana in The Crown’s final two series

17/08/2020

Elizabeth Debicki has been cast as Diana, Princess of Wales, in the final two series of The Crown. The Australian actress is best known for her roles in The Night Manager and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. She will next appear in Christopher Nolan’s anticipated new film Tenet, which is due to open in late August. Debicki replaces Emma Corrin, who makes her debut as the young princess later this year. “Princess Diana’s spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many,”…

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The Crown Casts Imelda Staunton as Its Next Queen Elizabeth II

01/02/2020

Months after rumors first broke, Netflix has confirmed that British actress Imelda Staunton will portray the queen in the fifth season of The Crown. She’ll follow Oscar winner Olivia Colman, who’s portraying the monarch for Seasons 3 and 4. The streaming service also confirmed that Season 5 will be the show’s last, which means there are only two more seasons of the hit series to come. “I have loved watching The Crown from the very start,” Staunton said in a statement. “As an…

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Netflix’s The Crown casts Diana, Princess of Wales for season 4

10/04/2019

Newcomer Emma Corrin has been cast as Diana, Princess of Wales in The Crown‘s season 4, Netflix has officially announced. The streaming service confirmed the news on Twitter, and added that filming for the latest series will begin this year. Corrin revealed that she was “beyond excited and honoured” to be joining the award-winning series, while the show’s creator Peter Morgan added that she had “immediately captivated” producers. The actress previously featured in an episode of Netflix series Grantchester. “Beyond excited and honoured to…

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The Crown has put out a casting call for the role of Princess Diana

18/03/2019

As we await the premiere of The Crown’s highly-anticipated third season, set to star Oscar-winning actress Olivia Coleman, news of a casting call for the Netflix hit’s fourth installment has fans starting to think ahead. The third season of the royally good show won’t reach our screens until July, but with the fourth season confirmed to go ahead and the late Princess Diana slated to be introduced as a character, who will play her remains top of mind. That being so, when The Sun reported that the series showrunner Peter Morgan was…

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