The Crown: Tobias Menzies talks about Prince Philip's Death
- Tobias Menzies joined the cast of Netflix’s hit period drama in 2019
- The Game of Thrones actor essayed the role of Prince Philip in seasons third and fourth
- Menzies also tweeted in honor of the late royal
Tobias Menzies joined the cast of Netflix’s hit drama in 2019 after a major cast change took place in season 3 of The Crown. His portrayal of the Duke of Edinburgh was one of the most recent to be seen across the world before Prince Philip sadly passed away earlier this year at Windsor Castle.
The Game of Thrones actor who essayed the role of Prince Philip in seasons third and fourth of The Crown found himself in an unusual position. During a virtual interview with Radio Times, Tobias revealed, “Of course, it’s an odd cultural position to be in, to have been the most recent person to have portrayed him at the time when he passed away."
“But truly, you know—I never met the man. I didn’t know him, you know. We were making a dramatisation of parts of his life. It was quite interesting because I did get asked quite a bit around that time [of Prince Philip’s death] to go onto shows and comment and talk about him, which really didn’t feel comfortable at all. After all, in a very fundamental way, I don’t know him,” Tobias admitted.
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As per Radio Times, Tobias despite never having met the late Duke of Edinburgh felt disconcerted at the idea of being approached as a spokesperson in the wake of Prince Philip’s death. He further communicated that he did his best to get close and try and understand his character and bring him to screen. But, however it is fundamentally a very difficult thing. He said, “The man and his life, which was a very long and very varied and rather extraordinary life—a small bit of which we try to, you know, bring to life in our show.”
Menzies also tweeted in honor of the late royal. He posted: “If I know anything about the Duke of Edinburgh I'm fairly sure he wouldn't want an actor who portrayed him on TV giving their opinion on his life, so I'll leave it to Shakespeare. 'O good old man! how well in thee appears / The constant service of the antique world...' RIP”