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First Look At Kristen Stewart As Princess Diana In New Movie Spencer

Gregory Robinson

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First Look At Kristen Stewart As Princess Diana In New Movie Spencer

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We now have a first look at Twilight star Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in the new movie Spencer.

The film documents the late Princess' life in the early 1990s - around the time of her separation from Prince Charles.

The first look picture shows Kristen dressed in a lavish red coat, dyed blonde hair and a black veiled hat.

The Princess of Wales visiting the police station in Cirencester, Gloucestershire in 1985 (Credit: PA)
The Princess of Wales visiting the police station in Cirencester, Gloucestershire in 1985 (Credit: PA)

Directed by Pablo Larrain (Jackie) and reportedly written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, it will be set in Sandringham, and will show Diana as she realises her marriage is on the rocks.

The drama takes place over three days in one of Princess Diana's final Christmas holidays in the House of Windsor in their Sandringham estate, according to Deadline.

The producers have not confirmed who will play Prince Charles and their two children - Prince William and Prince Harry. However, Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins and Sean Harris have all been cast in unspecified roles.

The film is currently shooting in Germany, with further scenes to be filmed in UK soon.

Kristen Stewart will play Diana, Princess of Wales (Credit: PA)
Kristen Stewart will play Diana, Princess of Wales (Credit: PA)

Kristen told Deadline: "Spencer is a dive inside an emotional imagining of who Diana was at a pivotal turning point in her life. It is a physical assertion of the sum of her parts, which starts with her given name; Spencer. It is a harrowing effort for her to return to herself, as Diana strives to hold onto what the name Spencer means to her.'

When Kristen was cast as Princess Diana in June last year, Director Pablo Larrain told Deadline: "We decided to get into a story about identity, and around how a woman decides somehow, not to be the queen.

"She's a woman who, in the journey of the movie, decides and realises that she wants to be the woman she was before she met Charles."

The film will document Princess Diana and Prince Charles' marriage breakdown (Credit: PA)
The film will document Princess Diana and Prince Charles' marriage breakdown (Credit: PA)

Princess Diana and Prince Charles wed in 1981, and their marriage lasted eleven years, publicly breaking down in 1992.

The pair divorced in 1996, and Diana tragically died in a car crash a year later, aged just 36.

Spencer is due to be released in 2021 though a specific date has not yet been announced.

Topics: TV and Film, Royals, Film Entertainment

Gregory Robinson
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