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Photos have emerged of The Crown star Emma Corrin in one of her first acting roles as a student at Cambridge University.

The 24-year-old, who plays Princess Diana in season four of the popular Netflix drama, is seen on stage as she took part in a student production four years ago. Emma, who studied Education, English and Drama at St John’s College, starred as Kate Doogan in Brian Friel’s humorous play, Philadelphia, Here I Come!

The play, which tells about the uncertainties of leaving home, was put on by the Emmanuel Dramatic Society in February 2016. Emma, who graduated from Cambridge University two years ago, played the love interest of the main character, Gar O’Donnell and also his friend, Joe.

A review written by student paper, The Tab, said: “Emma Corrin, particularly, brings a breathless, youthful excitement to the stage as the lover Gar should have married in his youth, and her later turn as a shyer member of Gar’s group ‘lads’ is hilariously realised.”

During Corrin’s time at Cambridge University she was involved in 20 student theatrical productions, including playing Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. After graduation she gained roles in ITV crime drama Grantchester and the feature film, Misbehaviour. She also appears in the Warner Brothers series Pennyworth, which chronicles the story of former SAS Soldier Alfred Pennyworth.

The fourth series of The Crown tells the story of the troubled marriage of Charles and Diana, and sees them welcoming their sons, William and Harry.

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