Emma Corrin has been cast as Lady Diana Spencer in the fourth season of The Crown. Corrin’s best known for guest starring in ITV 1s Grantchester and has a key role in Warner Bros/EPIX’s Pennyworth, based on the DC Comics character Alfred Pennyworth. Corrin will play Esme in the action series which stars Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game, Ripper Street) as as a young Alfred Pennyworth, the Wayne family butler and mentor to Bruce Wayne/Batman.
“Beyond excited and honoured to be joining The Crown for its fourth season. I have been glued to the show since the first episode and to think I’m now joining this incredibly talented acting family is just surreal. Princess Diana was an icon, and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring. To be given the chance to explore her through Peter Morgan’s writing is the most exceptional opportunity, and I will strive to do her justice!” stated Corrin.
The Crown series creator Peter Morgan said, “Emma is a brilliant talent who immediately captivated us when she came in for the part of Diana Spencer. As well as having the innocence and beauty of a young Diana, she also has, in abundance, the range and complexity to portray an extraordinary woman who went from anonymous teenager to becoming the most iconic woman of her generation.”
Emma Corrin will next be seen in Misbehavior. The historical drama, which marks Corrin’s feature film debut, is set in the ’70s and “follows the story of a group of women from the Women’s Liberation Movement seeking to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition.” Corrin is playing Miss South Africa in the movie starring Keira Knightley, Keeley Hawes , Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Suki Waterhouse. Misbehavior‘s director Philippa Lowthorpe also directed two episodes of The Crown in season two.
Netflix will premiere The Crown season three later this year.