The actor will star as a young version of Egyptian billionaire Mohamed Al-Fayed.
British-Egyptian actor Amir El-Masry will join the cast of the Netflix series The Crown. The series centres on Queen Elizabeth II throughout several periods of her reign.
El-Masry wrote on Instagram: “Feeling honoured and beyond grateful to ‘The Crown’ team for having me onboard season 5 of the series.”
The actor will star as a young version of Egyptian billionaire Mohamed Al-Fayed, who was the father of Princess Diana’s partner Dodi.
El-Masry will star alongside actors Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Pryce, Lesley Manville, Jonny Lee Miller and more.
Al-Fayed’s son Dodi was romantically linked to Diana, Princess of Wales, when they both died in a car crash in Paris, France on August 31, 1997. He will be played by The Kite Runner star Khalid Abdalla in the series, who will star opposite Elizabeth Debicki as Diana in the fifth season of the show, which will drop on Netflix in November 2022.
Born in Cairo and raised in London, Amir El Masry broke out internationally in 2016 with the mini-series The Night Manager. In November 2021, he was named the best actor in feature-length film at the BAFTA Scotland awards for his role in the 2020 film Limbo, in which he stars as a Syrian asylum seeker who finds himself living on a small Scottish island.