Season 5 of The Crown has finally arrived, bringing with it some controversial casting choices. Dominic West as Prince Charles? Fans beg to differ. Still, some of the cast for this season, which spans from 1990 to the summer of 1997, feels spot-on. You be the judge.
Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana
Emma Corrin earned a Golden Globe for her performance as Princess Diana in Season 4, so Debicki has big shoes to fill. She seems to be up for the task, though — royal family biographer Andrew Morton says Debicki’s performance “was like being in the room with Diana.”
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Dominic West as Prince Charles
Whereas fans felt Josh O’Connor was well-matched to play Prince Charles, they seem more skeptical about newcomer Dominic West. The general consensus? He’s “far too hot” to play the now-king.
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Bertie Carvel as Prime Minister Tony Blair
Prime Minister Tony Blair has been played by other actors before — Michael Sheen twice, in fact — so it will be interesting to see how Bertie Cavel (who is fantastic in Doctor Foster) will do as the politician.
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