Could you be the next Prince Harry? Casting agent advertises for actor aged 16-20 to play the royal in next Netflix series of The Crown

  • Netflix looking for actor to play young Prince Harry in next series of The Crown
  • Applicants do not need professional acting experience but must look like him
  • The advert is open for under two weeks and shooting begins next month 

A casting agent has made a last minute call for an actor to play Prince Harry in the next Netflix series of The Crown. 

The job ad, which expires on October 14, is searching for someone who has a strong physical resemblance to the Duke of Sussex – but no professional acting experience is necessary. 

An actor between the ages of 16-20 is being sought and applicants are being told to email a short video of themselves talking about something they love as part of the process. 

Shooting for series six of the popular drama will begin next month. 

The job description reads: ‘Robert Sterne, Casting Director of the Netflix series THE CROWN, is searching for an exceptional young actor to play PRINCE HARRY in the next series.

The casting call for William and Harry said the roles in the drama are ‘significant’ indicating there may be storylines effecting the young Princes’ lives in the late nineties and early noughties. 

The casting call indicates the series will run until at least 2005, likely starting around 1998 – just a year after Princess Diana’s death.

An advert calling for the next Prince Harry advert – could it be you? Applicants are asked to email by Friday October 14

Bosses are searching for someone to play Prince Harry aged 16-20 in the sixth series of the popular drama The Crown (Harry pictured in 2002)

‘It is a significant role in this award-winning drama and we are looking for a strong physical resemblance.

‘Shooting will commence November 2022 in the UK.

‘No previous professional acting experience required. We are very experienced in providing a great deal of support for the young actors and their families through what they find is a uniquely rewarding creative process.’

The casting call notice asks applicants to provide their name, age, date of birth, a selfie, where they heard of the job, where they are based, as well as permission from a parent or guardian for under 18s. 

Directors are looking for actors that have a strong resemblance to Harry and said no previous acting experience is required. Harry (left) pictured with brother William (right) at the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002

Applicants for the role of Prince Harry are asked to provide a short video clip talking about something they love

Earlier this month it was announced that The Crown have cast actress Meg Bellamy in the role of Kate Middleton for the upcoming series. 

The Netflix show initially put out a casting call in April to find a ‘stunning actress’ to portray the role of a young Kate and after a five month wait, they finally found their Duchess.

Meg, who was head girl at St Crispin’s School where she studied drama, will star alongside Ed McVey, who has been cast as her onscreen husband Prince William.

Ed and Meg will play the couple during the period in which their romance blossomed while studying at St Andrews University. 

The part of the future Queen Consort is Meg’s first major acting role and comes just months after she left her comprehensive school in Wokingham. 

Taking to Instagram after the news was revealed, an excited Meg wrote: ‘Pinch me please… So excited to announce that I will be playing Kate Middleton in Series 6 of Netflix’s ‘The Crown’. It is such an honour to be joining the most incredible cast and crew, and I will strive to do Kate justice.’


The Crown have cast actress Meg Bellamy (left) in the role of Kate Middleton (right in 2008) for series six of the drama


Meg, who was head girl at St Crispin’s School where she studied drama, will star alongside Ed McVey (left), who has been cast as her onscreen husband Prince William (pictured right in 2008)


Rufus Kampa (left) will also play the Prince (right in 1997) at a different stage in his life, depicting his teenage years showing how he and the royal family coped with the death of Princess Diana

In addition to Ed, Rufus Kampa, 16, will also play the Prince at a different stage in his life, depicting his teenage years showing how he and the royal family coped with the death of Princess Diana. 

After his role was made public, Ed wrote on Instagram: ‘Ahhhhh the big news is now out!!! I’m absolutely buzzing to be given the opportunity to play Prince William in #TheCrown in Series 6!!! Along side the amazing @megkbellamy. Gunna be an amazing shoot can’t wait to learn all I can! Full press release in bio.’ 

Rufus made his professional acting debut in Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole 13 & 3/4s: The Musical, while he’s also acted in a handful of West End productions. 

The show previously issued a casting call looking for ‘exceptional young actors’ to play Prince William and Prince Harry.

The time period will likely cover William attending University of St Andrew’s in Scotland where he met Kate as well as Prince Charles’ wedding to Camilla Parker-Bowles and the aftermath of the death of Princess Diana.

The dates also cover the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebration as well as the royal family’s reaction to wider world events including the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Other key events in the time period including Edward’s marriage to Sophie Wessex in 1999 and the deaths of Princess Margaret and the Queen mother in 2002.

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