Actor Dominic West attends the Masterpiece on PBS ’Les Miserables' premiere screening at TheTimesCenter on Monday, April 8, 2019, in New York. Picture: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
Actor Dominic West attends the Masterpiece on PBS ’Les Miserables' premiere screening at TheTimesCenter on Monday, April 8, 2019, in New York. Picture: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Dominic West’s son to play Prince William in 'The Crown'

By Bang Showbiz Time of article published Nov 18, 2021

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Netflix's “The Crown” has cast Senan West, the 13-year-old son of Prince Charles actor Dominic West, to play Prince William in the later episodes of its final season.

Senan West, 13, will be playing the Duke of Cambridge, now 39, in the fifth and final season of the hit Netflix royal drama alongside his 52-year-old father Dominic who is portraying William's father Prince Charles, 73, as the show enters the 90s and focuses on British history under John Major and Tony Blair's years as Prime Minister.

Variety reports that Senan will showcase a “slightly older” prince in the later episodes of the show.

The cast also features Khalid Abdalla as Dodi Al-Fayed, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret and Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II.

The casting concluded Netflix’s search for “a boy aged between 13 and 15 years old to play the 13-year-old Prince William in the next series … talented, intelligent and sensitive boy who can rise to the challenge of playing this famous character alongside British leading talent".

Dominic previously opened up about fatherhood and family life, claiming that raising his children in a castle in Ireland has given them a "far broader existence" than they could find elsewhere.

“The Affair” star has four kids, Dora, Senan, Francis and Christabel, with his wife Catherine Fitzgerald and insists their life in the spectacular surroundings of Glin Castle, and he believes it's the perfect place to bring up a family.

Dominic - who also has adult daughter Martha from a previous relationship - explained: "Glin enriches my life and my kids' lives in terms of identity and continuum.

"My children are surrounded by Irish wit and humanity. They have a far broader existence than they would anywhere else in the world."

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