PUBLISHED: 18:29, Sun, Sep 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:29, Sun, Sep 6, 2020
Royal Family drama ‘The Crown’ will return to Netflix with season four this November. The show stars Olivia Coleman as Queen Elizabeth II, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip and Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles. The TV show, which has been watched by more than 73 million households since it began in 2016, has proven a hit in the UK and abroad.
O’Connor, 30, will portray Prince Charles for the last time this year – after which a number of celebrities have been tipped to take-over the role, including Tom Hiddleston, in the franchise’s final recast.
But playing a royal onscreen was no easy feat according to the actor, who previously starred in shows including BBC’s ‘Peaky Blinders’, Amazon Prime’s ‘Ripper Street’ and more.
He likened the Royal Family to the Mafia in an explanation of the hit’s success on the small screen – comparable to US Netflix dramas ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Succession’.
The star also confessed that he had a unique way of getting into character whenever he played the heir to the throne.
O’Connor told Esquire in August that he had taken photographs, clippings and cuttings of objects to put into a scrapbook, which he could then use to channel Prince Charles.
The Crown news: Prince Charles actor Josh O'Connor compiled a scrapbook to channel the royal