The Crown has cast two actors, Rufus Kampa and Ed McVey, to play the young Prince William and Meg Bellamy who will portray William's future wife Kate Middleton in season 6 of the Netflix drama about the British royal family.
Netflix drama The Crown casts newcomers as Prince William and Kate Middleton for season 6
According to Entertainment Weekly, Rufus Kampa will play William from the age of 15, while Ed McVey will portray him during his late teenage years into his 20s. 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.
The announcement comes as season 5 of The Crown is scheduled to hit screens this November. The fifth season of the show features an all-new cast including Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, and Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles. Jonny Lee Miller is also set to appear as Prime Minister John Major in the upcoming season.
As per the report, 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. New talent Bellamy’s career previously involved amateur dramatics and film-making.
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