Hollywood actor Paul Bettany has revealed the reason why he was forced to drop out of the third series of The Crown . The Avengers star, 46, was heavily rumoured to be taking over from Matt Smith in the role of Prince Philip in the hit Netflix series. However it was confirmed last month that Outlander star Tobias Menzies would be joining Olivia Coleman, who is replacing Claire Foy, in the new series. Speaking to Christine Lampard on Lorraine today, Bettany confirmed that he had been considered for the role but that they had not managed to come to an agreement about it fitting into his schedule. He said: "Yeah we discussed it, we just couldn't come to terms on dates really is all." Asked whether he watched the series, Bettany said he did and that he will "remain a fan". London-born Menzies, 44, played Edmure Tully in Game Of Thrones and is also known for his Golden Globe-nominated performance in Outlander. He will be joined by Olivia Coleman, who will play Queen Elizabeth II, and … [Read more...] about Paul Bettany reveals why he was forced to drop out of third series of The Crown
Paul Bettany has revealed that he was considered for the role of Prince Philip in The Crown. Speaking during an interview on chat show Lorraine, he revealed that a clash of dates got in the way of him securing a part in the hit Netflix drama. When asked by host Christine Lampard if the role was something that had ‘been discussed’ for him, he replied: “Yeah we discussed it.” He added: “We just couldn’t come to terms on dates is all that happened.” The Avengers actor also admitted he’s a fan of the series and was looking forward to Olivia Colman’s turn as the Queen. “100% I remain a fan of it. It's fantastic. Olivia Colman is amazing,” he said. Tobias Menzies will take over the role of Prince Philip from Matt Smith when The Crown returns for series three, alongside Colman as the Queen, who was portrayed by Claire Foy in the first two runs. Princess Margaret will be played by Helena Bonham-Carter, who takes over from … [Read more...] about Paul Bettany reveals why he didn’t land a part in The Crown
PAUL Bettany is reprising his role of superhero Vision in the new Avengers: Infinity War film. But how old is the Hollywood actor, who is his wife Jennifer Connelly and which other films has he starred in? Read on to find out more. How old is Paul Bettany? The British actor was born in London's Shepherd's Bush in 1971, making him 46 years old. He is the child of actors Thane Bettany and Anne Kettle, and was brought up in a theatrical environment in North London and then Brookmans Park in Hertfordshire. At the age of 18 he began a three-year acting course at the Drama Centre London, and shortly afterwards made his West End stage debut for Inspector Calls. His current net worth is estimated to be £3.52 million. Who is the actor's wife? Paul is married to American actress Jennifer Connelly, 47, and they currently call Brooklyn in New York their home. The couple met while filming 2002's A Beautiful Mind, and tied the knot in 2003. They have two children, daughter Agnes and son … [Read more...] about How old is Paul Bettany, who is the Avengers: Infinity War actor’s wife Jennifer Connelly and what are his biggest films?
Long live the Queen. Netflix's The Crown has become one of the streaming giant's centrepiece jewels; a lush, drama-filled examination of the events behind Buckingham Palace's closed doors during Queen Elizabeth II's reign. We still have a long way to go before the series catches up with the modern day, though season 3 will see a revamped cast to keep up with the passing of history. Here's everything we know about the new episodes. Release Date No official date has been confirmed, though it's been revealed that season 3 won't premiere until 2019. Cast This season will feature a completely new central cast to reflect the passing of time. "After two seasons, that's it, I'm gone," Claire Foy, who previously played Queen Elizabeth, told Vulture in 2016. "They're getting rid of all of us. I don't [know] how they're planning on doing it, but they're such an incredible bunch of directors and producers that it's gonna be different and exciting." Read more The … [Read more...] about The Crown season 3: The cast, plot and Netflix release date
A century ago, hundreds of men from the East Surrey Regiment perished on one of the darkest days in British military history. The first day of the German Spring Offensive – a last-ditch attempt to win the war - on March 21 1918, is second only to the first day of the Battle of the Somme for the toll it took on British and Allied forces, yet is far less commonly known. Thousands of shells were fired each minute from the German lines during a monstrous bombardment. By the day’s close, the British side had suffered 38,500 casualties, including 21,000 soldiers who were taken prisoner, and Germany had scored a resounding success. The East Surrey Regiment lost 309 men in one day. Read More More news from East Surrey The East Surreys' story was brought to the silver screen earlier this year, with the film adaptation of RC Sherriff's play Journey's End. To mark the centenary, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is urging people to remember the soldiers who lost their … [Read more...] about The heroes who faced annihilation on one of WWI’s worst days