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Matt Smith


THE ACTOR WHO PLAYS PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH, ON THE classy Netflix hit The Crown, describes his character as “one of life’s great outsiders.” Viewers of the show, as well as British subjects, have often been less kind, calling the husband of Queen Elizabeth II arrogant, petulant, even racist. Let’s put it this way: Philip is not an easy person to like, let alone love. Matt Smith, who was the youngest actor to play Dr. Who (2010 to 2014), is not a “royalist” per se (“I don’t sit at home watching reruns of Will and Kate’s marriage”), but after playing the part, he has developed “a deep appreciation of the royal family.”

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