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The Crown can’t find boy to play young Prince Harry…because of shortage of ginger actors

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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.

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A shortage of ginger actors has caused a headache for creators of The Crown Credit: 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.

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During the period covered by series five of The Crown, Prince Harry was aged between six and 13 Credit: TNI Press

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He was previously portrayed by six-year-old Arran Tinker, who had strawberry blonde hair but only appeared briefly.

Elizabeth Debicki, 30, takes over from Emma Corrin, 25, to play Diana.

Dominic West, 51, replaces Josh O’Connor, 31, as Charles.

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Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor as Diana and Charles in The Crown Credit: Netflix
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In the last series of the Netflix show Harry was portrayed by six-year-old Arran Tinker
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Prince Charles with Prince Edward and Prince Harry at Windsor Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
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The Night Manager star Elizabeth Debicki will play Princess Diana Credit: AP
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Dominic West will play Prince Charles in the fifth series Credit: Getty