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The Crown – Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip image revealed

Netflix have revealed a first look at Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip ahead of the third season of its hit drama The Crown.

Menzies is no stranger to runaway hit TV shows having starred in dramas The Night ManagerGame of Thrones, Outlander and The Terror where Menzies co-starred with The Crown‘s Jared Harris.

The 44-year-old actor will replace Matt Smith as the Duke of Edinburgh when The Crown returns for season three next year.

Tobias Menzies will join Olivia Colman as the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II respectively in season three of The Crown

Both of the leading actors in The Crown through the first 20 episodes of the show will be replaced when the royal drama returns in 2019.

Seasons one and two told the inside story of the early years of Queen Elizabeth II’s (Claire Foy) rise to the throne and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th Century.

One of the country’s finest acting talents, Olivia Colman, will step into Foy’s shoes as Queen Elizabeth II as the show continues through her reign in the 1960s-70s.

The Crown proved to be a hit around the globe for Netflix with the regal drama series scoring 8.7 on IMDb since its premiere in November 2016.

No exact release date for season three has yet been confirmed.

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