Matt Smith Is Prince Philip On The Set Of ‘The Crown’
Matt Smith was spotted filming scenes as Prince Philip for the upcoming new Netflix series The Crown in London Thursday.
Matt Smith As Prince Philip In ‘The Crown’
Smith, decked out in the Duke of Edinburgh’s military garb, was photographed exiting Prince Philip’s royal ride and being escorted into a building. In between scenes, Smith was spotted getting his hair fixed while listening to music on his iPod.
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Also on The Crown‘s London set was Smith’s costar Claire Foy, who is playing starring him as Queen Elizabeth.
It was reported earlier this year that Netflix is shelling out upwards of $150 million to produce the British period drama. The most expensive series ever taken on by the streaming service, The Crown will cover Queen Elizabeth’s wedding to Prince Philip and up to the present day, according to The Telegraph.
With a tagline that reads, “Two houses, two courts, one Crown,” The Crown is being billed as “the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.”
The Crown is based on the West End and Broadway play The Audience. The Queen writer Peter Morgan is the creator of The Crown, which has Billy Elliot helmer Stephen Daldry onboard as the director.