‘The Crown’ casts Tobias as Prince Philip

‘The Crown’ casts Tobias as Prince Philip

London: Actor Tobias Menzies has been roped in as Prince Philip in the hit sitcom “The Crown”.

Menzies will take over the role from Matt Smith, who played Philip in the critically-acclaimed show’s first two seasons, reports variety.com.

Actor Paul Bettany had also been in talks for the role.

Menzies, who will appear in Seasons 3 and 4 of “The Crown,” is currently seen in show “The Terror” and has appeared in shows like “Outlander,” “Game of Thrones,” and “The Night Manager”.

Meanwhile, the show will have Olivia Colman take over the role of Elizabeth for the upcoming two seasons from Claire Foy, while Helena Bonham Carter will play the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, replacing Vanessa Kirby.

“The Crown” was created by Peter Morgan and is produced by Left Bank Pictures.