BOSSES of The Crown are struggling to find a boy to play the young Prince Harry — as there is a shortage of ginger-haired actors.
They may have to resort to dyeing the successful lad’s hair for the fifth series, which covers the years 1990 to 1997.
A shortage of ginger actors has caused a headache for creators of The CrownCredit: PA
A TV insider said of the Netflix hit: “Bosses have incredibly high standards when it comes to the actors they hire.
“So any wannabe cast member already has to tick a long line of boxes. But with the role of young Harry they wanted another crucial box ticking.
“That’s proved incredibly difficult but they’re determined to cast the right actor and are considering taking any steps necessary to make him look the part.”
Ginger-haired people are in decline, as a recessive gene has to be passed on by both parents. Harry will be aged six to 13 in the next series.
During the period covered by series five of The Crown, Prince Harry was aged between six and 13Credit: TNI Press
He was previously portrayed by six-year-old Arran Tinker, who had strawberry blonde hair but only appeared briefly.
Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor as Diana and Charles in The CrownCredit: Netflix
In the last series of the Netflix show Harry was portrayed by six-year-old Arran Tinker
Prince Charles with Prince Edward and Prince Harry at WindsorCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
The Night Manager star Elizabeth Debicki will play Princess DianaCredit: AP
Dominic West will play Prince Charles in the fifth seriesCredit: Getty
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