Dominic West followed in the footsteps of his on-screen character, King Charles, today as he arrived in Canary Wharf to film series six of The Crown – just days after the real-life monarch visited the area to make a royal engagement. feed.
West, 53, arrived in character to film scenes as King Charles in the final season of the hit Netflix show, which covers events from the late 1990s and early 2000s. It’s unclear what event the cast were filming today, but signs with extras and the license plates on the cars suggested it was a scene set in Canada.
The actor, who played King Charles in series five and will reprise his role in series six, parted his hair in the style of the king and wore a camel coat as he stepped out of a car with darkened windows to the screams of extras on the set, before your character walks into One Canada Square.
A video from Reuters showed how the scene was filmed, while also capturing the actor who plays Prince Harry in series six.
Earlier this week, the real king, 74, arrived in Canary Wharf to open the European Bank for Reconstruction – and he too was greeted with applause as he performed the royal engagement.
The Reuters video showed crowds of extras dressed to look like royal fans standing behind barriers and carrying placards streaming over Prince William.
With umbrellas in their hands to protect themselves from the rain, the extras, mostly girls and young women, also carried flowers and shouted to mimic the buzz of excited royal fans.
As West stepped out of the car in character, the crowd’s screams grew louder, as he waved to them and stepped onto the red carpet to walk into the building.
Earlier this week, King Charles arrived in Canary Wharf to carry out royal orders during his visit to the headquarters of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. On arrival he was also greeted with applause by employees.
Canary Wharf transformed into a Canadian city today as extras transform into 1990s royal fans welcoming King Charles to the area in scenes in series six of The Crown
Footage showed Dominic West stepping out of a car in the role of King Charles as the crowd roared
The set recreated a motorcade used during the visit to Canada to transport the King, who was the Prince of Wales at the time
Extras were dressed as adoring fans, holding signs and flowers, and screaming as West (as Charles) got out of the car
The extras carried placards expressing their love for Prince William as they waited behind fences and shouted as Charles got out of the car.
A clip from the set showed an actor appearing to be playing Prince Harry in the lobby of One Canada Square
Visiting the bank’s London headquarters, which was established at the end of the Cold War, he paid tribute to Ukraine and expressed his determination to visit the country again.
“I have to go again before I get too old. I would like the chance to see Ukraine again,” the king said.
While footage from The Crown set showed the goings-on of the day, the video appeared to offer a glimpse of the actor being cast as Prince Harry following a casting call last September.
The unknown actor first appeared on set in early March when the cast filmed scenes from the Queen’s Thanksgiving service for her 50th wedding anniversary in Greenwich, southeast London.
A photo gave the first look at the new Harry, alongside The Duke of Edinburgh, played by Jonathan Pryce, and Queen, played by Imelda Staunton, dressed in a striking blue outfit.
Also pictured was Princess Anne, played by Claudia Harrison, next to the Queen, in a lilac coat and hat. Prince Charles, played by West, stood next to Marcia Warren in the role of the Queen Mother.
Prince William, played by Ed McVey, was seen waving as the actors who played Prince Edward and Prince Andrew were shown at the back of the group, alongside Anne’s husband Sir Tim Laurence.
As part of the Golden Wedding celebrations, the Queen and Prince Philip attended a luncheon at Banqueting House in London. The Queen gave a speech in which she looked back on a ‘remarkable fifty years’.