How to watch the King Charles III movie and who plays the monarch?

King Charles III movie

The King Charles III film was first broadcast in 2017 (Image: BBC)

All eyes have been on the royal family in the last few weeks following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The broadcasters switched their usual schedules in favor of special programs where the Queen’s state funeral was broadcast around the world.

Meanwhile, even many of those who opted for streaming services still had their interest piqued by the Royals, with Netflix’s The Crown boosting ratings.

But as people get used to having a new king, a BBC film broadcast in 2017 imagined what the reign of King Charles III might look like.

It received two nominations at the 2018 TV Baftas: Best Single Drama and Best Actor for Pigott-Smith.

How to watch King Charles III movies?

King Charles III

King Charles is portrayed in the BBC film (Image: Chris Jackson – WPA Pool / Getty Images)

The film King Charles III can be rented and purchased on Prime Video and YouTube.

It was originally broadcast as a TV movie on BBC Two.

Who plays King Charles III?

Tim Pigott-Smith

Tim Pigott-Smith plays the monarch (Image: BBC/Drama Republic)

King Charles is played by actor Tim Pigott-Smith, who died in 2017 before the film’s release.

He was also known for his role as Ronald Merrick in the TV drama series The Jewel in the Crown, which earned him a Bafta in 1985.

Pigott-Smith also appeared in various TV shows, including classic Doctor Who, Midsomer Murders and The Vice, as well as films such as Quantum of Solace and V For Vendetta.

Who else is in the cast?

The cast also includes Oliver Chris as William, Prince of Wales, Richard Goulding as Prince Harry, Charlotte Riley as Catherine, Princess of Wales, Margot Leicester as Queen consort Camilla, and Katie Brayben as Diana, the ghost of Princess of Wales.

Is there a trailer?

The trailer for the film can be seen here:

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