Emma Corrin to play Diana in The Crown
Emma Corrin will join Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter as Diana in The Crown season three
But with the story poised to enter the 70s and 80s, fans were waiting with baited breath as to who would play one of the most famous members of the royal family in the twentieth century. Corrin, a 23-year-old Cambridge graduate, is a fresh face on the scene having only held screen roles in ITV's Grantchester and will star alongside Kiera Knightley in her first feature film, Misbehaviour. But let's remember that Diana was only 19 when she married Prince Charles, so Corrin's youthful bloom will be especially fitting for this role.
Casting directors were apparently captivated by Corrin who possesses the innocence and beauty of the late Diana. She certainly has her apricot skin, doe eyes and short blonde hair which is prime for fluffing. It's rumoured that Lady Di will make her first appearance in The Crown towards the end of season three, and will occupy the majority of the storyline for seasons four and five.
Having starred in period roles before, there's reason to believe that Corrin can pull off Diana's plummy, posh demeanour, but we're hoping that she can also channel her charisma and her slightly naughty rebellious streak.