Actors Matt Smith and Tobias Menzies from the Netflix series The Crown have offered their condolences to the British Royal Family following the death of Prince Philip, who passed away on April 9.
Husband of the Queen of England, Prince Philip Mountbatten died on April 9 at the age of 99 in Windsor, leaving the United Kingdom in mourning. The crews of The Crown, the Netflix series by Peter Morgan which traces the life of Elizabeth II, were quick to react to the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.
Prince Philip’s cast in the series, Matt Smith in the first two seasons and Tobias Menzies in seasons 3 and 4, paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh. In a press release published in Today, Matt Smith offered his condolences to the Royal Family:
“I would like to offer my condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. Prince Philip was a great man. And he knew it. 99 years old and then goes away, but what a sleeve. And what a style. Thank you for your service, old man, it won’t be the same without you “.
For his part, Tobias Menzies split a tweet to pay tribute to Prince Philip: “If I know anything about The Duke of Edinburgh, it’s I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t want an actor playing him on TV to give his opinion on his life. So I’ll leave some behind. care for Shakespeare. O good old man! How faithful you are to those steadfast servants of the old days. Rest in peace “.
Season 5 of The Crown will begin filming in July at Elstree Studios in North London according to Variety. These new episodes will be worn by a brand new cast with Imelda Staunton (Professor Umbridge in the Harry Potter saga), who succeeds Olivia Colman as Elizabeth II, Dominic West (The Wire, The Affair) as the Prince Charles, Elizabeth Debicki (Tenet) as Princess Diana and Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones) to play Prince Philip.