Amir El-Masry has been cast as the young Egyptian billionaire Mohamed al-Fayed in The Crown Season 5. The fifth season of The Crown follows the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The series stars Imelda Staunton as Elizabeth, along with main cast members Jonathan Pryce, Lesley Manville, Jonny Lee Miller, Dominic West, and Elizabeth Debicki.
Amir El-Masry is a British actor who portrays Masir Trach in the 2019 film Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker. In addition to Star Wars, his roles of note include Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater (2016), and episodes of the French-Canadian television series Transporter: The Series, the British drama series The Night Manager, the British drama series The State and the BBC series Age Before Beauty.
The Crown traces the reign of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding in 1947 through to the early 21st century. The fifth season will focus on the early-to-mid 1990s.
According to Variety, Salim Daw (“Oslo”) has been cast as the older incarnation of Mohamed al-Fayed, the father of Dodi Fayed, who was romantically linked to Diana, Princess of Wales, when they both died in a car crash in Paris, France on Aug. 31, 1997.
The Crown Season 5 will premiere in November 2022 on Netflix.