Tobias Menzies will replace Matt Smith as Prince Philip in The Crown season 3

The Outlander and Game of Thrones star will play the husband of Olivia Colman's Queen Elizabeth II

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Outlander actor Tobias Menzies will take on the role of Prince Philip in The Crown seasons three and four.

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A Netflix spokesperson confirmed to RadioTimes.com that the actor, who bowed out of Scottish time-travel drama Outlander last year, will take over the role vacated by Matt Smith at the end of season two.

Menzies will team up with his Night Manager co-star Olivia Colman, who was cast as Queen Elizabeth II last year. She takes over the role from Claire Foy.

The Crown - Matt Smith, Peter Morgan, Claire Foy - Writer/Creator Peter Morgan with Matt Smith (Prince Philip) and Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth II) (Netflix, TL)

The actor, who will next be seen starring alongside The Crown’s Jared Harris in The Terror, is no stranger to British TV screens.

Tobias Menzies and Jared Harris (Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images, SD)
Tobias Menzies and Jared Harris (Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Menzies played Brutus in BBC historical epic Rome, Edmure Tully in Game of Thrones, and also popped up in Black Mirror and Catastrophe. He’ll also be back on our screens in the not too distant future, taking on the role of the Duke of Cornwall in King Lear alongside Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.

The Crown seasons one and two are available to stream on Netflix 

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This article was originally published in March 2018