Kristen Stewart's Diana biopic signs up Poldark star to play Prince Charles

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British actor Jack Farthing has been cast opposite Kristen Stewart in upcoming Princess Diana biopic Spencer.

Helmed by Jackie director Pablo Larraín and written by Peaky Blinders scribe Steven Knight, the events in the film reportedly take place across just three days, as the couple and the rest of their family spend Christmas at Sandringham Estate in December 1991.

Stuck in a marriage that has "long since grown cold," according to the official synopsis, the pair try their utmost to quell rumours of affairs and divorce in order to enjoy the holiday. But "eating and drinking, shooting and hunting" aren't the only things on the cards this festive season.

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Thomas Douglas, Olga Hellsing, Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins and Sean Harris round out the cast.

Farthing is perhaps best known for playing the villainous George Warleggan in popular BBC drama Poldark, and most recently appeared in Netflix rom-com Love Wedding Repeat.

Back in November, Stewart opened up about why she decided to take on the role of the 'People's Princess,' admitting that she has "always had a curiosity about her" ever since she was young.

"I remember imagery from the funeral as a really little kid," she said. "I remember being really viscerally affected by that.

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Photo credit: FilmNation Entertainment

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"I think that there is like, this sort of unbridled, open, intimate exchange that she's had with the public that was so striking for people that were like, used to a sort of different face of the royal family," Stewart continued. "That wasn't something I grew up with."

"I always just thought that this person was sort of stolen from us," she explained. "Every day that I unfold this story, the more emotionally invested I get."

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