The Crown star Will Star in the Film

‘The Crown’ begins filming events leading up to Princess Diana’s fatal car crash, with Matthew Goode set to star in the film, which is based on a best-selling book by the late Princess’s former lover, Andrew Morton

Matthew Goode, best-known for his role as Inspector George Smiley on BBC’s hit series Sherlock, will star in ‘The Crown’, a new film based on a bestselling book written by Andrew Morton.

Goode will play the head of the British royal family and the late Princess Diana’s love interest.

The two-time Oscar winner is set to co-star alongside the screen’s top acting talent including Michelle Dockery, Olivia Colman, Ruth Negga, Ruth Wilson, Olivia d’Abo, Stephen Dillane, Helen McCrory, and Olivia Williams.

The film was adapted from Andrew Morton’s best-selling book about the real-life Princess Diana, and the story of how she met the Prince of Wales in the early 1980s.

Goode had his heart set on making ‘The Crown’ for years after he read the book, but the film wasn’t made until after his father died in 2011.

His agent told Britain’s Sunday papers that Goode was “devastated” by the death, “the hardest thing he’s ever had to deal with”, and said the star had been “devastated” by the death of his father, who he said had been a good influence on him as a young actor.

Goode added: “I remember on the day it happened, I didn’t go and see my dad. The next day I went and saw my mum, because she kept telling me: ‘Darling, just remember: the pain won’t go on forever’.

“There was a period in his life when I just couldn’t see him again,” Goode told the Daily Mirror. “Then I said to my mum it’s OK, because if I can do something to make that pain go away, great.”

In an interview with the Guardian, Goode

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