‘Call The Midwife’s Emerald Fennell To Play Camilla Parker Bowles In ‘The Crown’ Season 3
‘The Crown‘ has tapped ‘Call The Midwife’ actress Emerald Fennell for the role of Camilla Parker Bowles in Season 3 it has been announced.
‘The Crown’ tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.
Emerald Fennell will play Camilla Shand, which was her name when she first met Prince Charles in the 1970s. “I’m absolutely over the moon, and completely terrified, to be joining so many hugely talented people on The Crown,” commented Fennell about her casting. “I absolutely love Camilla, and am very grateful that my teenage years have well prepared me for playing a chain-smoking serial snogger with a pudding bowl haircut.”
As is well documented, Camilla and Charles had a relationship in the early 70s, before Charles married Diana and Camilla married Andrew Parker Bowles?. The relationship ended when Charles was sent overseas for military duties, but they remained friends. It is believed to have started up again years later following the assassination of Charles’ great-uncle Lord Mountbatten. Camilla and Charles, as I’m sure you know, went on to marry in 2005.
Emerald Fennell is best known for her role as Nurse Patsy Mount in the BBC’s ‘Call The Midwife’. She also appeared in the 2015 movie ‘The Danish Girl’, and is no stranger to royal drama, having popped up as Ada Lovelace in ITV’s ‘Victoria’.
Exact details of the 3rd season have yet to be released, but we know it will span the 70’s era of UK politics which saw Harold Wilson become Prime Minister twice, with Edward Heath taking office in the middle. This era also includes Princess Margaret’s divorce, the 1972 miners’ strike and the assassination of Lord Mountbatten. We could potentially see a young Diana Spencer towards the end of this season, as they first meet in 1977.
No exact date has been set for ‘The Crown‘ Season 3 yet, but it will arrive in 2019 on Netflix.