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Celebrities are pictured with the actors who play them – from Will Smith to Margot Robbie

The Duchess of Cornwall met Emerdale Fennell – who plays her in The Crown – earlier this week, so here’s a look at their meeting and 9 other instances of celebrities meeting the actor play them

We have compiled a number of celebrities who have been photographed with an actor who plays them on screen
Several celebrities have been photographed with the actor who plays them on screen

Camilla Parker Bowles came face to face with her younger doppelgänger this week, when the senior royal met actor Emerald Fennell, who plays her in The Crown.

The pair are said to have shared a joke together during their recent get-together, with the actor, 36, having said that meeting the Duchess of Cornwall, 74, was “absolutely enjoyable” taste.”

Emerald added: “She’s been in the spotlight for a long time and has always surpassed it with a lot of grace and humour.”

The Duchess of Cornwall also seemed to enjoy the meeting, reportedly joking that they were “relaxed in knowing that, if I could fall off my perch at any moment, then my fictional ego I’ll take over.”







The Duchess of Cornwall (left) is played by Emerald Fennell (right) in Netflix’s The Crown
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She’s not the only celebrity to meet their double screen, though. Here are some other times that famous faces have been photographed with the person who painted them.

Margot Robbie, 31, played figure skater Tonya Harding, 51, in the biopic I, Tonya (2017). The Australian actor is said to have spent hours on the ice rink preparing for the role.







Tonya Harding (left) played by Margot Robbie (right) in the movie about her life
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Michael Sheen (left) plays Chris Tarrant (right) in an ITV drama
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Speaking of meeting the skater, she said: “I thought I went to her to comfort her but she was more worried about me; how did I do with skating, with the popularity voice when I was young.”

Michael Sheen, 53, plays Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host Chris Tarrant, 75, on ITV’s Quiz. The film explores an incident in which a winner was accused of fraud.

Michael met Chris at an awards ceremony and recalls: “I heard a voice say, ‘He doesn’t look like me.’ I’m back and there’s Chris Tarrant!” Chris “thrilled” Michael was playing with him.







Muhammad Ali (left) played in Will Smith’s film (right)
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According to reports, it took Will Smith, 53, eight years to get the role of boxer Muhammad Ali, who is considered “the greatest character of the last 100 years”, in a movie about his life.

The actor feared he couldn’t afford to play him but later received a string of award nominations for Ali (2001). The late boxer said of Will: “He was a perfect actor. I even thought he was me”.







Taron Egerton (left) plays Sir Elton John (right) in Rocketman
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Taron Egerton, 32, is no stranger to taking on the role of a real person, with part of his credit being the biopic Rocketman (2019), which revolves around the life of 74-year-old Elton John.

It is understood that the actor remains friends with the singer, with whom her husband, David Furnish, produces the film. Taron said: “They say don’t meet your heroes, but that’s not true of Elton John.”







Billie Jean King (left) played by Emma Stone (right) in the movie
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Battle of the Sexes (2019) is based on the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Emma Stone, 33, plays Billie and says: “No one can live up to her”. Billie is her tennis coach and they watched the 2017 US Open together.

Impressionist Janet Brown, who died in 2011 at the age of 87, rose to fame as Margaret Thatcher. She played the role of Tory PM in the movie 007 For Your Eyes Only. They met at the 1986 Tory conference. Janet said, “She’s always been so sweet to me and she doesn’t have to be.”







Janet Brown (left) plays Margaret Thatcher (right) in 007
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Eddie Redmayne played Professor Stephen Hawking in a biopic
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Eddie Redmayne, 40, won an Oscar for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. The physicist who passed away aged 76 in 2018, liked his acting but when Eddie mentioned the star signs, Stephen told him: “I’m an astronomer, not an astronomer horoscope.”

Danny Glover, 75, plays South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela in the UK TV series Mandela, earning himself an Emmy nomination in the process.







Danny Glover (left) played Nelson Mandela (right) on screen
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And after the political leader died in 2013, at the age of 95, the actor said that he became a friend. He added: “He often affectionately calls me ‘Danny boy’.”

Dame Helen Mirren, 76, had tea with the Queen, 95, after playing her in the 2006 film of the same name – but the actor is said to have forgotten to follow royal etiquette.







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She didn’t seem to know how to address the late Prince Philip. Dame Helen explains the issue: “It’s a lesson in shame, but they’re so adorable, so graceful.”

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