Actor Dominic West said he hopes the public gives his character, Prince Charles, a fair hearing in the fifth season of The Crown.
est (age 53) plays the then-Prince of Wales, now King Charles, in the latest series of the Netflix royal drama that begins tonight.
Imelda Staunton takes over from Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth, with West and Elizabeth Debicki, playing Diana, batoned by Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin.
Speaking yesterday, West said: “(Charles) is one of the most publicized and scrutinized lives in the world. So it’s hard to know what people know about him.
“This period includes a time when he was met with bad press.
“It’s a divorce and there are always two sides to a divorce so I assume viewers have heard one thing or another.
“And hopefully now there’s a bit of perspective and I hope everyone gets a fair hearing. I think that’s part of the reason to do it.
“I obviously love the guy and…surely, you’re on their side or you give them the benefit of the doubt and I hope that can happen.”
New series set to include storylines including controversial Martin Bashir Overview interview with Diana and the ensuing media storm surrounding her relationship with Charles.
Prince William will appear as a pupil of Eton, watch his mother’s interview on TV, and reportedly, Charles’ angry reaction to it.
Another storyline is expected to see Charles cut short his vacation with Diana to hold a meeting with John Major at Highgrove in 1991 in which they discuss the possibility of dethroning the queen.
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https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/as-the-new-series-of-the-crown-drops-dominic-west-hopes-the-public-give-charles-benefit-of-doubt-42129678.html As new series of The Crown premieres, Dominic West hopes the public gives Charles ‘benefit of the doubt’