With season 2 of The Crown, Netflix’s Golden Globe winning drama now released, Kingham Hill School pupils were excited to see themselves in one of the biggest television shows as they make their onscreen debuts.
Last December, 82 Kingham Hill boys, aged 11 to 18, joined one of the show’s lead stars, Matt Smith, on location at a Cotswold estate to film scenes for episode 9 in the second series of the hit TV show, which has impressed critics across the UK and America.
The pupils’ were transformed from the 21st century into the 1930s and 1960s for their roles as school friends and peers of Princes Phillip and Charles. The budding actors got to experience the working life of professionals when they had their hair styled and costumes fitted by the on-set team, before taking their star turn in front of the bright lights and cameras.
Year 11 pupil, Felix Parkinson, spoke about the experience of filming on a star-studded set: “Working on a film set is quite an experience; it is unlike anything I’ve ever done before. The early wake up calls were worth it for the chance of being on the show. I will never forget it and it is certainly something different to have on my CV!”
The casting followed successful auditions from school pupils, held at the Kingham Hill School drama studio in November 2016.