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Being Philip: The Crown’s Tobias Menzies on the ‘forces warring within the duke’

Actor says he grew to admire how the royal managed his uncomfortable role with ‘dignity and patience’

It was Prince Philip’s “contradictory nature” – an alpha male in the shadow of his wife, a distant father yet sympathetic father-in-law, a private but hopelessly indiscreet senior royal – that fascinated Tobias Menzies when playing him in the last two series of The Crown.

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