Carey Mulligan turned down the opportunity to become a companion

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  1. Starkers

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    The Crown is very good, Foy is amazing as Elizabeth but Matt's wonderful as Phillip where his ability to channel youthful glee but also old man level grumpiness works perfectly. Also, and I didn't realise this till he grew a beard in season 2, but damn he looks like Prince Harry!
     
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    Smith's joked it should be Tennant!
     
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    Capaldi looks nothing like Prince Philip.
     
  4. Emh

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    Way to be a killjoy and drag reality into the discussion. :p
     
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    Apart from anything else, neither does Matt.
     
  6. Starkers

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    Well like I said upthread, what is interesting is that once he has a beard in S2 of The Crown you can see a touch of Prince Harry in Matt. I think he channels Phillip very well, although at times I expect him to grin like an idiot and shout "Daleks in Buckhouse, Liz, I'll sort them!"
     
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    ^ Haven’t watched the show but in general I think it’s not all that important that an actor is the spitting image of the real-life person they’re playing so long as they channel them well. Hopkins as Nixon is an obvious example.
     
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    Yes and sometimes the people who look the part can't act the part which is worse.
     
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    Smith as Phill the Greek is fantastic, it is a shame they're replacing everyone (I assume everyone) with a new cast for season three.
     
  10. Emh

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    Matt certainly has had a few moments during both seasons that were very Doctor-y. I don't remember them off the top of my head, but I grinned each time. :D

    A shame perhaps, but it makes sense. Plus it'll keep things fresh. As much as I'll miss Claire Foy and Matt Smith, I think the biggest loss will be Vanessa Kirby as Margaret.
     
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