Matt Smith was seen filming for hit Netflix series The Crown dressed as Prince Philip, as reports come in that his role may be recast for season three.


Show creator Peter Morgan has spoken that he may wish to recast all roles for the popular series within the next few years. This would be to account for the aging of the characters as the show skips to a later time. “I feel that when we reach 1963-64 we’ve gone as far as we can go with Claire Foy without having to do silly things in terms of makeup to make her look older,” Morgan said.

“We’d probably need to think about the issue of recasting everybody and those conversations are happening now,” he continued. Foy is 32 and Smith is 34, so they can only play those roles for so much time without having to use CGI or makeup to appear aged, something that Morgan is opposed to doing.

“I couldn’t tell you where we’ll come out. It’s a big thing to go on again. Everybody needs to look at one another and [ask] under which circumstances and what terms would we do it,” Morgan said.


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The show will also introduce Michael C. Hall and Jodi Balfour as John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy, respectively.

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