Devoted father Prince Philip
Prince Philip was a “brilliant father”, according to Matt Smith.
The 95-year-old royal has four children – Princes Charles, Andrew and Edward and Princess Anne – with wife Queen Elizabeth and Matt says he has always been a devoted family man.
The 34-year-old actor portrays Philip in 20-part Netflix saga ‘The Crown’ says people will be surprised with how he comes across.
He said: “What’s interesting is the Prince Philip we now know and the prince Philip we perhaps knew then are two different men, which we see.
“We get to understand where they came from a bit more. I often play outsiders and he is very much the outsider.
“He was the voice of dissent in that family but he was also a brilliant father and well-respected in the Navy.”
The former ‘Dr Who’ star also insists viewers don’t have to be a fan of the royal family to enjoy his new series.
He told HELLO! magazine: “The writing is respectful but not overly reverential.
“It’s honest about the human traits of these people and we, as actors, have to interpret that as honestly and bravely as we can.
“It is hard when you are interpreting real people, but ultimately we grew to really understand them and even to love them.”