Mohamed Al-Fayed: Amir El-Masry plays him in "The Crown"

Mohamed Al Fayed
Amir El-Masry plays him in “The Crown”

Actor Amir El-Masry (right) plays Mohamed Al-Fayed

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The Crown season five cast is taking shape. According to Netflix, Amir El-Masry will play Mohamed Al-Fayed.

The actor Amir El-Masry (31) will become billionaire Mohamed Al-Fayed (93) in the upcoming fifth season of the Netflix series “The Crown”. As initially reported by the industry magazine “Variety”., the rising star embodies the father of Princess Diana’s (1961-1997) last partner, Dodi Al-Fayed (1955-1997), at a young age. The streaming service has confirmed the cast but hasn’t released any further details yet. According to the report, Salim Daw (71) will embody an older version of Al-Fayed in the hit series.

Little is known about the exact storyline. However, Variety speculates that the cast of Al-Fayed will shed light on both the final months of Princess Diana’s life and the backstory of the businessman who owned, among other things, London’s luxury department store Harrods. Al-Fayed accused Prince Philip (1921-2021) of having Diana murdered after the accidental deaths of his son and Diana in 2008. The royal family wanted to prevent Prince Charles’ (73) ex-wife from marrying a Muslim man and having a child by him, according to his publicly expressed assumption.

Who is Amir El Masry?

Amir El-Masry is a Cairo-born, London-raised actor who made his mark in the 2016 mini-series The Night Manager alongside Tom Hiddleston (41). Most recently, he played a Syrian asylum seeker who lives on a small Scottish island in the drama “Limbo”. For this he received the BAFTA Scotland Acting Award. El-Masry also played Commander Trach in The Rise of Skywalker, the ninth episode of the Star Wars film series.

Other well-known stars of the fifth season of “The Crown” include Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Dominic West as Prince Charles and Jonny Lee Miller as Prime Minister John Major.

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