Kate Middleton is going to star in her first movie. Well, not exactly. Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge will be a character in an upcoming BBC Two film. And which star scored the iconic role of the modern princess? The 34-year-old English actress Charlotte Riley.
The Peaky Blinders star will play Kate in the BBC Two's TV adaptation of the award-winning play King Charles III, BBC reports. The play imagines the future of the Royal Family following Queen Elizabeth's death and Prince Charles' ascension to the throne. (Tim Pigott-Smith played the King onstage and is set to reprise his role.)
"It's such a unique project," Riley told the BBC. "To be both modern and rich in verse and to play someone who is real but yet totally re-imagined for this story is an exciting prospect for an actor. Kate Middleton is a really interesting woman, particularly within the context of this play, and it is a challenge I am really looking forward to."