Following the news that Netflix royal drama ‘The Crown’ has been renewed for a sixth and final and is returning to our screens in November this year (having been away from our screens since November 2020 due to covid-related production delays) we have some more casting news for the sixth season. The show has cast two actors to play the young Prince William and the actress who will portray William’s future wife Kate Middleton in season 6 of the Netflix drama about the British royal family. Rufus Kampa and Ed McVey are set to portray the prince at different ages, while Meg Bellamy has been cast as the future Duchess of Cambridge.
Rufus Kampa will play William from the age of 15, while Ed McVey will portray him during his late teenage years into his 20.
Kampa’s episodes will detail how the royal family dealt with the 1997 death of Williams’ mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. McVey will portray William as he courts Bellamy’s Kate after the pair meet in 2001 while studying at Scotland’s University of St Andrews. Kampa made his professional West End stage debut in June 2019, playing the lead role of Adrian in Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole 13 3/4 – The Musical. McVey has appeared on stage at the Old Vic and at Hammersmith Riverside Studios.
The show will mark all three actors’ professional screen debuts. Kampa and Bellamy were both discovered from self-submitted audition tapes following a casting call on social media.
The Crown is a historical drama web television series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The first season covers the period from Queen Elizabeth and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s marriage in 1947 to the disintegration of her sister Princess Margaret’s engagement to Group Captain Peter Townsend in 1955. The second season covers the period from the Suez Crisis in 1956 to the retirement of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in 1963 and the birth of Prince Edward in 1964. The third season spans the period between 1964 and 1977, including Harold Wilson’s two periods as prime minister, and introduces Camilla Shand. The fourth will include Margaret Thatcher’s premiership and introduce Lady Diana Spencer. The fifth and sixth seasons (which will be the series’ final season) will cover the Queen’s reign into the 21st century.
Season 5 of The Crown will premiere on Netflix in November, with Imelda Staunton taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Olivia Colman. The cast also includes Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, Dominic West as the Prince of Wales, Jonathan Pryce as the Duke of Edinburgh, and Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret.