“The Crown” breakout Ed McVey has signed with UTA for representation, Variety has learned exclusively. He also continues to be repped by Anonymous Content, AHA Talent and Pinnacle PR.
McVey made his screen acting debut as Prince William in Netflix’s hit series “The Crown.” The last season of the show, particularly the episode titled “Willsmania,” focused on the teenage prince as he struggles to cope with his newfound fame and grief in the wake of Princess Diana’s death.
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The final episodes of the Peter Morgan-created drama also followed the blossoming relationship between William and Kate Middleton (played by fellow newcomer Meg Bellamy) as their friendship developed into a romance after meeting as students at St. Andrews University in Scotland.
On the red carpet at the premiere of “The Crown” Season 6 last December, McVey told Variety he focused on Morgan’s script rather than the real Prince William while working on the show. “Peter wrote such an incredible character that had so much meat to it, so I was able to get into that and block out all the other stuff that could have been more distracting,” he said.
McVey, who studied at London’s Drama Centre, previously appeared in “Camp Siegfried” at The Old Vic Theatre.
The actor’s “The Crown” co-star Luther Ford, who played younger brother Prince Harry, is also a recent addition to the UTA stable.
Last month, the show’s cast was nominated for ensemble outstanding performance in a drama series at the SAG Awards. McVey was also on the guestlist at BAFTA’s Rising Star party in London last week, an event celebrating the biggest emerging names in film and television.
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