Finally, our prince has come! Netflix has announced that Outlander star Tobias Menzies will be joining The Crown as Prince Philip – and fans of both series are delighted.
Menzies, 44, will replace Matt Smith in the role, while his Queen will be played by Olivia Colman, who steps in to Claire Foy’s shoes as the new Elizabeth II. What a couple they’ll be.
- Tobias Menzies will replace Matt Smith as Prince Philip in The Crown season 3
- Outlander season 4: Tobias Menzies could make a surprise comeback as Frank Randall
- Olivia Colman starts work on The Crown in July – and she’s already speaking to Claire Foy
His Outlander co-star Caitriona Balfe is certainly thrilled by the news: “Yes!!!!!!!!!” she tweeted. “Congratulations darling. So excited for you and so excited to see this!!!”
The casting news has been greeted with similar excitement online, even if nobody saw it coming…
I cannot believe Tobias Menzies is going to be in THE CROWN. What a dream.
— Samantha Shannon (@say_shannon) March 28, 2018
— The Rank and File (@RRankinFans) March 28, 2018
"Crown" Watchers – our @TobiasMenzies has been cast as Prince Philip for Season 3! Great choice!
— Erin Conrad (@ErinConrad2) March 28, 2018
— Joan Muldoon (@joanlm9) March 28, 2018
— Danièle (@Daniele_Gill) March 29, 2018
— Cat Galeano???????????? (@catgaleano) March 28, 2018
— Claire McMullen (@ClaireMcM2) March 29, 2018
The only problem? For fans of Outlander, it’s going to be hard to un-see him as the dastardly Black Jack Randall, who spent years tormenting heroes Claire and Jamie.
Mixed bag of feelings; great actor and therefore will always be the viscerally clenched fist inducing and villainous Jack Randall.
— Meghan Connor (@Megaconn) March 29, 2018
His performance as Capt. Jack Randall was so good that every time I see him now I want to punch him in the face. I'm usually not that violent
— Liberal????Librarian (@randomfandom88) March 28, 2018