‘Poldark’ star is playing Prince Charles in new Diana movie ‘Spencer’

Jack Farthing has joined the cast of upcoming Princess Diana biopic Spencer.

The 35-year-old English actor is best known as George Warleggan in the BBC’s Poldark.

Set during Christmas 1991 at Sandringham, Spencer is written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight.

Director by Pablo Larraín (Jackie) wrapped filming earlier this year in Germany.

Farthing will Prince Charles in the new movie, starring opposite Kristen Stewart (Twilight) as Princess Diana.

The official synopsis reads: “December, 1991: The Prince and Princess of Wales’ marriage has long since grown cold. Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at Sandringham Estate.

“There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. This year, things will be a whole lot different.”

Kristen Stewart discussed why playing Diana appealed to her last year, saying: “I remember imagery from the funeral as a really little kid. I remember being really viscerally affected by that.”

The 31-year-old American actress explained: “I think that there is like, this sort of unbridled, open, intimate exchange that she’s had with the public that was so striking for people that were like, used to a sort of different face of the royal family. That wasn’t something I grew up with.”

Stewart added: “I always just thought that this person was sort of stolen from us and I always had a curiosity about her. Every day that I unfold this story, the more emotionally invested I get.”

Spencer will be released in cinemas later this year.

The cast also includes Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins, Amy Manson, and Sean Harris.

Poldark came to an end in 2019 after five seasons.

Jack Farthing reunited with his former Poldark co-star Eleanor Tomlinson in Netflix’s rom-com Love Wedding Repeat last year.

The complete Poldark box set is available on DVD on Amazon.