Crown executives are struggling to find a boy to play a young Prince Harry in series five due to a lack of ginger actors.
The Crown bosses are reportedly struggling to find a boy to play a young Prince Harry because there is a shortage of ginger-haired actors.
Prince Harry is set to appear in the fifth series of the Netflix show and will be shown at ages 6 to 1
According to The Sun, bosses are considering dyeing a child actor’s hair red so that he looks similar to the Duke of Sussex sufficiently.
Search: The Crown bosses are reportedly struggling to find a boy to play a young Prince Harry because there is a shortage of ginger-haired actors (Prince Harry pictured in May 2021)
A source told the publication: ‘Bosses have incredibly high standards when it comes to the actors they hire.
‘So any member of the wannabe cast must already mark a large number of boxes. But with the role of the young Harry, they wanted another important box ticking.
‘It has proved incredibly difficult, but they are determined to play the right actor and are considering taking the necessary steps to make him see the role.’
Harry was previously played by Arran Tinker in the fourth series, but only briefly.
Timeline: Prince Harry is set to appear in the fifth series of the hit Netflix show and will appear between the ages of 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 portrayed by Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor in series four, respectively.
The Crown is ready to begin filming its highly anticipated fifth series in July.
According to Variety, the cast is already starting to return to Elstree Studios ahead of the all-new cast that arrives to shoot scenes for the hit Netflix drama.
Backup plan: Managers consider dyeing a child actor’s hair red to look like the Duke of Sussex (Harry pictured in 2002)
One source said: ‘They are determined to play the right actor and are considering taking the necessary steps to make him look like the role’ (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 is reportedly being played by Dominic West.
Lesley Manville, 64, is set to play as Princess Margaret, who was previously played by Helena Bonham Carter. Jonathan Pryce, 73, takes over the role of Prince Philip.
Admission to Series 5 involves following strict Covid rules, but the UK hopes to ease the restrictions over the summer with some already changed measures.
The last two series of The Crown cover the history of the royal family through the 1990s and into 2003, but it is not yet known what 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 could 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 division of three of her children’s marriages; Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Prince Charles divorce from Princess Diana.
Other notable events during the time period included a fire at Windsor Castle, her golden wedding anniversary in 1997 and the death of Princess Margaret, Queen Mother and Princess of Wales.
Upcoming: Prince Charles will reportedly be played by Dominic West (pictured in 2019)