'The Crown' puts out casting call for teen William and Harry lookalikes

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SANDRINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25:  (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS. EMBARGOED UNTIL 001 JANUARY 22, 2004) HRH Prince Harry (L) and HRH Prince William leave along with other members of the Royal family after attending a Christmas Day service St. Mary Magdelene Church on December 25, 2003 in Norfolk, England. (Photo by ROTA/Getty Images)
'The Crown' is casting a young Prince William and Harry. (ROTA/Getty Images)

Ever been told your teenage sons bear a strong resemblance to Prince William or Harry? Then they could land a major TV role on The Crown.

The hit Netflix drama is searching for two new young actors who are convincing lookalikes for the princes during the early Noughties period that will feature in the forthcoming season six.

One of the show's casting associates Kate Bone tweeted a casting call which she called an "incredible opportunity" on Thursday, giving details of what they were looking for.

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The casting call notice included some instantly recognisable photos of the princes in their teen years and said that they were considering actors aged between 16 and 21 to play William, and from 16 to 20 to play Harry.

It read: "Robert Sterne, casting director of the Netflix series The Crown, is searching for two exceptional young actors to play Prince William and Prince Harry in the next series.

"These are significant roles in this award-winning drama and we are looking for a strong physical resemblance."

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The notice also added: "No previous professional acting experience required. We are very experienced in providing a great deal of support for the young actors and their families through what they find is a uniquely rewarding creative process."

Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II in the fifth series of The Crown (Netflix)
Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II in the fifth series of The Crown (Netflix)

Casting is taking place over the next two months with an international search for the perfect princes to star in series six, which will film in August 2022.

Series five is due to begin streaming on Netflix in November, where William will be played by Senan West, the real-life son of Dominic West who will play his dad Prince Charles.

Other cast includes Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles and Jonny Lee Miller as Prime Minister John Major.

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