“The Crown” actress Meg Bellamy headlines the December 3rd, 2023 issue of Sunday Times Style. Captured by photographer Stefano Galuzzi, Bellamy shows off her fashion sense in a Hemen Biarritz top, a chic Dior skirt and casual Converse sneakers.
In the feature story, stylist Maya Zepinic selects additional Dior pieces for Bellamy’s wardrobe. The ensemble is completed with hair by James Rowe, make-up by Lucy Burt and manicures by Sabrina Gayle. Town Productions orchestrated the entire shoot.
In an interview with Scarlett Russell, 21-year-old British actress Meg Bellamy, a newcomer with no previous acting experience or formal training, expresses a mixture of excitement and responsibility about portraying Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, in the acclaimed TV series “The Crown“.
Bellamy’s journey to this iconic role began at Legoland, where she worked as a mascot. Her casting in “The Crown” was a stroke of serendipity, sparked by a tweet from the show’s casting associate. After a series of auditions, Bellamy was chosen to play Middleton, a decision that casting director Robert Sterne describes as almost instantaneous.
The series, which has captivated audiences since its 2016 debut, is known for its portrayal of the modern monarchy, mixing historical events with creative storytelling. The upcoming episodes, part of the show’s final season, will focus on the early relationship between Prince William and Kate Middleton during their college years. Bellamy’s co-star, Ed McVey, plays Prince William, and their on-screen chemistry was evident from their first meeting.
Bellamy’s portrayal of Middleton extends to meticulous wardrobe choices, with costume designers sourcing clothes from various locations, including a charity shop in Majorca. This attention to detail is part of Bellamy’s commitment to authentically portraying Middleton, whom she admires for her accessibility and emotional intelligence.
Despite the show’s past criticism for historical inaccuracies, Bellamy focuses on the script and writer Peter Morgan’s interpretation. She finds a personal connection with Middleton, sharing similarities in their non-royal backgrounds and sporting interests.
As Bellamy prepares to step into the spotlight with the airing of her episodes, she reflects on the sudden change in her life. With fashion brands eager to dress her and an acting agent secured, Bellamy looks forward to future projects and treats each day as a privilege in her newfound career.