Charlotte Riley To Play Kate Middleton In King Charles III

BBC Two has announced that Charlotte Riley (Close To The Enemy) has been cast as Kate Middleton in King Charles III, adapted by Mike Bartlett (Doctor Foster) from his Olivier Award winning play written in blank verse.

King Charles III is an imagining of Prince Charles’ accession to the throne following the Queen’s death. When he refuses to sign a controversial bill into law, political chaos ensues, leading to a constitutional crisis, rioting on the streets and a tank in front of Buckingham Palace.

The one-off drama reunites many from the original Almeida Theatre play, including director Rupert Goold. Tim Pigott-Smith returns as Charles, alongside Oliver Chris as William, Richard Goulding as Harry, Margot Leicester as Camilla, and Adam James as the Prime Minister.

Mike Bartlett says: “I couldn’t be more excited that King Charles III is now fully, brilliantly cast and about to begin shooting. We have an exceptional team, both in front of and behind the camera, and I’m looking forward to bringing this very contemporary royal tragedy to a national television audience.”

King Charles III begins filming in and around Leeds in November.