Meet the actress who will be playing Princess Diana in 'The Crown' – and soon also Miss South Africa

Los Angeles — Lady Diana Spencer, aka Princess Diana, is joining Netflix's The Crown.

British newcomer Emma Corrin will play the ill-fated future wife of Prince Charles in the drama series.

Corrin's credits include a guest part on the PBS series Grantchester and the upcoming projects Pennyworth for TV and Misbehaviour for the big screen.

In Misbehaviour - a historical drama that retells the story of a group of women from the Women's Liberation Movement who tried to disrupt the Miss World beauty - she will play Miss South Africa, Jillian Jessup. 

In a statement Tuesday, Corrin said she was honoured to be joining The Crown and called the late Diana an "icon" who remains an inspiration.


Series creator Peter Morgan said Corrin has Diana's youthful innocence and beauty, along with the range to portray her shift from teenage anonymity to fame.

Corrin will join The Crown in season four. The drama's third season is due out this year, with the date has yet to be announced.