Princess of Wales Diana waves to the crowd in 1988. AFP
Gulf Today Report
Princess Diana’s entry into the British royal family takes centre stage in the fourth season of Netflix drama “The Crown”.
Emma Corrin, a 24-year-old actress, enacts the role of the young Diana, depicting a soft voice and shy gaze from behind a heavy fringe.
In the new season, Diana is introduced as a naïve teenager who roller-skates around Buckingham Palace to pass away time due to loneliness after her engagement to Prince Charles.Emma Corrin at a movie premiere. AFP
Before the marriage, she starts battling with bulimia, a cycle of binge-eating and then purging.
Princess Diana was 20 and Prince Charles 32 when they got married in 1981.
Strong female roles
The fourth season of the hit show covers late 1970s and 1980’s with love triangle being one of the main storylines.
The period was marked by deadly violence over British rule in Northern Ireland, which included the assassination of Charles' great-uncle and confidant, Louis Mountbatten, by the IRA in 1979.
Olivia Colman at the 92nd Oscars. AFP
The role of the queen is played by Olivia Colman, British Oscar award-winner.
Margaret Thatcher, the first woman to lead the British government is depicted by US actress Gillian Anderson.
The season is packed with a lot of strong female roles.
The Crown was first aired in 2016 and has gone ahead to won numerous awards since then, with a total of 73 million viewers.
Emma Corrin, who just won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Prince Harry’s late mother Princess Diana, told reporters at a virtual backstage session: “I was very moved by the fact that he acknowledged it. I’m incredibly grateful to him and incredibly moved by what he said.”
Ileana D'Cruz is currently gearing for the release of the upcoming film 'The Big Bull,' which co-stars Abhishek Bachchan and is set for an OTT presentation.
Auliʻi Cravalho’s life changed forever at age 14 when she was cast as the voice of Disney’s "Moana.” The Hawaiian native loved singing and acting, but they were just hobbies to her.
The result is a collection of 64 one-of-a-kind NFTs created through a collaboration of man and machine. From Strike to Stroke opened at the Galleria Mall in Doha, Qatar, on November 24, and runs until December 23.
Over the course of four days, a number of Emirati authors led a series of workshops and seminars highlighting the UAE's achievements and introduced them to the Emirati and Arab cultures.
In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles, attorneys for the band said a corporation that runs the online shop was conning consumers into believing the business had something to do with the rock band.
The massive success of the emirate's participation was also asserted by the thousands of pavilion visitors, who said that Sharjah’s diverse cultural events were the highlight of this year's event.