FLEABAG’S Hot Priest Andrew Scott has been approached to play ex-PM Tony Blair in The Crown.
The actor has held talks with the creators of the Netflix hit — and, at 44 is ideal to play the Labour leader, who was 43 when he came to power in 1997.
Fleabag’s Hot Priest Andrew Scott has been approached to play ex-PM Tony Blair in The CrownCredit: BBC/Two Brothers/Luke Varley
Labour leader Tony Blair was 43 when he came to power in 1997Credit: AP:Associated Press
A TV insider said: “This role is one of the most anticipated castings on The Crown.
“So the creators wanted an adaptable actor like Andrew who has proved he can master the charm and intimidating presence that typified Blair.”
Andrew became a household name as The Priest led into temptation by Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag in the BBC comedyCredit: BBC
Andrew made his breakthrough as baddie Moriarty in Sherlock, pictured with Benedict CumberbatchCredit: BBC
A source said the final series of Netflix hit The Crown covers Tony Blair’s ‘epic clash with the Queen over her response to the death of Diana in 1997’Credit: ZUMAPRESS.com
Andrew’s agent says he is “unavailable” for the current filming dates so he would have to shuffle his schedules to make The Crown role work.
Now he is set to take over from Josh O’Connor, 30 when work on series five begins in June.