'The Crown' Season 3: First Look at Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip

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Netflix has released on Twitter the first production photo of Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip in the upcoming third season of The Crown.

"Ambition," the streaming service captioned the image Tuesday of Menzies who is seen as Philip wearing a suit filled with honorary medals.

Menzies, best known for starring as Edmure Tully in Game of Thrones and as Frank Randall and Black Jack Randall in Outlander, is taking over the role of Philip from Matt Smith who portrayed the British royal in The Crown's first two seasons.

The casting change takes place as the series was designed to feature royal characters as they age. Olivia Colman will be taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foy and Helena Bonham Carter is set to play Princess Margaret in place of Vanessa Kirby.

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The British Royal family drama has also cast a new Princess Anne.

Menzies will be seen as Prince Philip in Seasons 3 and 4 of The Crown. The series earned 13 Emmy nominations in July, the most for a program on Netflix ahead of the 12 nominations earned by Stranger Things.

By Wade Sheridan

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.

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