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Poldark actor Jack Farthing Joins Spencer Movie As Prince Charles

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Poldark actor Jack Farthing Joins Spencer Movie As Prince Charles

We finally know who will be starring as Prince Charles opposite Kristen Stewart's Princess Diana in the hotly-anticipated Spencer.

Poldark fans will be thrilled to see Jack Farthing, who played the villainous George Warleggan in the Cornish period drama, will be on the big screen as the Prince of Wales.

George Warleggan was a villain in Poldark (Credit: BBC)
George Warleggan was a villain in Poldark (Credit: BBC)

You may also recognise Jack from 2014 film The Riot Club, as well as appearing in Netflix's romantic comedy Love Wedding Repeat last year.

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Spencer, directed by Pablo Larrain, will focus on one weekend in the life of Princess Di in 1991, as she spends the Christmas holiday with the Royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, and decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles.

The film is now filming in the UK having previously filmed in Germany, will also star Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins and Sean Harris.

The film will follow Princess Diana as she decides to leave Prince Charles (Credit: Shutterstock)
The film will follow Princess Diana as she decides to leave Prince Charles (Credit: Shutterstock)

Charles and Diana married in 1981, before the pair announced they were separating 11 years later. Their divorce, which was hugely publicised by international media at the time, was announced in 1996.

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Princess Diana, who was the mother to Princes William and Harry, died in 1997 in a car accident in Paris. Her death was mourned globally, as Diana was a widely beloved and celebrated figure.

The film was written by Steven Knight, who has also written Peaky Blinders and Taboo, the latter starring Tom Hardy.

Charles and Diana's relationship became fraught (Credit: PA Images)
Charles and Diana's relationship became fraught (Credit: PA Images)

The producers' of the upcoming flick said in a statement: "We are extremely grateful for the support of our distributors worldwide, our partners and funders who have shown tremendous commitment to us in these extraordinary times.

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"With Kristen Stewart, Steven Knight and the rest of our fantastic team both in front and behind the camera we are bringing Spencer to the world. It is an independently produced film made for the big screen about an iconic woman's own declaration of independence. We couldn't be more excited!"

The Crown Season 4 Looked At Charles And Diana's Marriage (Credit: Netflix)
The Crown Season 4 Looked At Charles And Diana's Marriage (Credit: Netflix)

Prince Charles and Princess Diana's relationship has recently been observed in the most recent series of Netflix's The Crown. Josh O'Connor played Charles while Diana was played by newcomer Emma Corrin.

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Topics: Film News, Entertainment News, Celebrity News, TV & Film, Royal, Royal Family

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