The Crown Has Found Its Diana

Emma Corrin will play the iconic role in season 4 of Netflix drama
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 9, 2019 7:07 PM CDT
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This combination photo shows Diana, Princess of Wales, at the United Cerebral Palsy's annual dinner in New York on Dec. 11, 1995, left, and actress Emma Corrin, who has been cast to portray Lady Diana Spencer in season four of the Netflix series "The Crown."   (AP Photo, left, and Faye Thomas/Netflix via AP)

(Newser) – Lady Diana Spencer, aka Princess Diana, is joining Netflix's The Crown. British newcomer Emma Corrin will play the ill-fated future wife of Prince Charles in the drama series, the AP reports. Corrin's credits include a guest part on the PBS series Grantchester and the upcoming projects Pennyworth for TV and Misbehaviour for the big screen. In a statement Tuesday, Corrin said she was honored to be joining The Crown and called the late Diana an "icon" who remains an inspiration. Series creator Peter Morgan said Corrin has Diana's youthful innocence and beauty, along with the range to portray her shift from teenage anonymity to fame. Corrin will join The Crown in season four. The drama's third season is due out this year, with the date yet to be announced. (These are the two words a top pathologist is now using for Diana's death.)

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