Now that the first four episodes of The Crown season 6 are available to stream on Netflix, fans of the royal drama are finding that it features a surprise actor in a major role - Hollyoaks's Lee Otway.


Otway played David 'Bombhead' Burke in the soap between 2001 and 2005, and has since had minor roles in series such as Doctors and The Syndicate. He made a short re-appearance as Bombhead in 2011.

Now, Otway has made a surprise appearance in The Crown, playing Princess Diana's bodyguard Kez Wingfield. Wingfield was one of two bodyguards, along with Trevor Rees-Jones, who tried to protect Diana on the night she died.

Rees-Jones is played in the series by Harry Anton (The Last Kingdom).

Lee Otway in 2006 wearing a brown jacket
Lee Otway in 2006. Tomos Brangwyn/WireImage

The Crown season 6 is the first run of the show to have a split release, with the final six episodes of the series set to arrive on Netflix in December.

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The first part focuses on the final days of Princess Diana's life and her relationship with Dodi Fayed, while also dramatising the period of mourning following her death.

Meanwhile, the second part is expected to feature the deaths of the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, the relationship between Prince William and Kate Middleton and the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla.

Olivia Williams, who plays Camilla, previously teased how her storyline would play out, saying that Camilla "could see how important acceptance was to Charles, that he needed approval from his family, and particularly from his mother, for Camilla".

"And to see that denied in someone you love is very hard, to see them look for approval from their parents and not get it," she continued.

"So, it was building to this tremendous moment, in the very last episode, in the very last moments of the last episode, when the Queen finally accepts Camilla and is warm and complimentary to her."

The Crown season 6 part 1 is streaming on Netflix now. Sign up for Netflix from £4.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.

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