The Crown ‘bosses struggle to find boy to play young Prince Harry in series five due to shortage of ginger actors’
The Crown bosses are reportedly struggling to find a boy to play a young Prince Harry as there is a shortage of red-haired actors.
Prince Harry will appear in the fifth series of the hit Netflix show and will be screened from ages 6 to 13, from 1990 to 1997.
according to The sun, bosses are considering dyeing a child actor’s hair red so that he resembles the Duke of Sussex enough.
Search: The Crown bosses are reportedly struggling to find a boy to play young Prince Harry as there is a shortage of red-headed actors (Prince Harry pictured May 2021)
A source told the publication: ‘Bosses have incredibly high standards when it comes to the actors they hire.
“So any wannabe cast member has to tick a long line of boxes already. But with the role of young Harry, they wanted to tick one more crucial box.
“That has proved incredibly difficult, but they are determined to cast the right actor and are considering taking all necessary steps to make him appear the part.”
Harry was previously played by Arran Tinker in the fourth series, but only briefly.
Timeline: Prince Harry will appear in the fifth series of the hit Netflix show and will be screened from ages 6 to 13, covering the years 1990 to 1997 (Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles and Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in The Crown)
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Harry’s parents, Princess Diana and Prince Charles, were played by Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor respectively in series four.
The Crown will begin filming the highly anticipated fifth series in July.
According to Variety, the crew is already starting to return to Elstree Studios before the all-new cast arrives to shoot scenes for the hit Netflix drama.
Back-up plan: Bosses consider dyeing a child actor’s hair red to sufficiently resemble the Duke of Sussex (Harry pictured in 2002)
A source said: ‘They are determined to cast the right actor and are considering taking all necessary steps to make him look like the part’ (Harry and Princess Diana pictured in 1988)
Elizabeth Debicki will take on the role of the Princess of Wales in the fifth series, while Charles will reportedly be played by Dominic West.
Lesley Manville, 64, plays the role of Princess Margaret, who was previously played by Helena Bonham Carter. Jonathan Pryce, 73, will take over the role of Prince Philip.
Strict Covid rules must be followed when filming Series 5, but the UK hopes to ease restrictions over the summer, with some measures already changing.
The final two series of The Crown will cover the history of the royal family in the 1990s and 2003, but it is not yet known which moments will be seen.
Cameo: Harry was previously played by Arran Tinker in the fourth series, but only briefly
Role: Elizabeth Debicki takes on the role of the Princess of Wales in the fifth series (pictured in 2019)
There are several poignant moments that can be used, including the Queen giving a speech on her 40th anniversary of her accession in 1992, calling the year an “annus horriblis.”
She referred to the failure of three of her children’s marriages; The separation of Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Prince Charles from Princess Diana.
Other notable events during the period included a fire at Windsor Castle, her 1997 golden wedding anniversary and the deaths of Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother and the Princess of Wales.
Upcoming: Prince Charles will reportedly be played by Dominic West (pictured in 2019)