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He left millions swooning with his portrayal as the 'hot priest' in comedy series Fleabag.
And Andrew Scott could be set to take on an altogether different role as he's reportedly been approached to play former Prime Minister Tony Blair in Netflix series The Crown.
According to reports, the actor, 44, is the perfect age to play the politician, who was 43 when he came into power in 1997.
It is said that Andrew is in talks with the show's producers to portray the former Labour leader in the final series of the hit TV show, which will cover Tony's disaccord with The Queen over her handling of Princess Diana's death.
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A source told: 'This role is one of the most anticipated castings on The Crown.
'The final series covers the Prime Minister’s epic clash with the Queen over her response to the death of Diana in 1997.
'So the creators wanted an adaptable actor like Andrew who has proved he can master the charm and intimidating presence that typified Blair.'
MailOnline have contacted representatives of Andrew for comment.
Irish star Andrew received recognition for his role playing Jim Moriarty in BBC series Sherlock, a part which earned him a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor.
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The movie is described as a medieval coming of age comedy , which has already cast Fleabag's Andrew Scott and Game of Thrones' Bella Ramsey. © Provided by Total Film Andrew Scott, Billie Piper, and Bella Ramsey The movie is reportedly a long-time passion project of Dunham's – she's had plans to adapt the novel of the same name by Karen Cushman since 2014. Set in 13th Century England, the story follows Catherine (Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl who rebels against convention and the arranged marriages organized by her father (Scott). Piper will play her mother.
As well as roles in Bond film Spectre and Victor Frankenstein, he gained prominence as he starred as The Priest alongside Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the award winning Fleabag.
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Meanwhile, The Crown is set to start filming its hotly-anticipated fifth series in July.
According to, crew are already starting to return to Elstree Studios ahead of the all new cast arriving to shoot scenes for the hit Netflix drama.
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Series five will see Imelda Staunton take over from Olivia Colman as the Queen and Elizabeth Debicki portray Princess Diana after Emma Corrin starred in series four.
The next season is also thought to be introducing Dominic West as Prince Charles, who Josh O'Connor played in series four and tipped for the role in a recent interview.
Lesley Manville, 64, is set to star as Princess Margaret, who was played by Helena Bonham Carter previously. Jonathan Pryce, 73, will take over the role of Prince Philip.
Filming on series 5 will involve following strict Covid rules, however the UK is hoping to ease restrictions throughout the summer with some measures already changing.
Imelda Staunton is 'frightened' to play Queen Elizabeth in The Crown
The 65-year-old actress is following on from Claire Foy and Olivia Colman, but says she has an 'extra challenge' playing a recent version as it will be fresh in the audiences mind. The final two series of The Crown will cover the Royal Family's history throughout the 1990s and into 2003. © Provided by Daily Mail Frightened: Imelda Staunton has admitted she is 'frightened' to take on the Queen Elizabeth role in The Crown as she has an 'extra challenge' playing a recent version of the monarch Speaking to The Sun, Imelda said: 'When Claire was in the first series, to all of us that felt like history.
The final two series of The Crown will cover the Royal Family's history throughout the 1990s and into 2003, however it is not yet know which moments will be seen.
There are several poignant moments which could be used, including the Queen making a speech on her 40th anniversary of her accession in 1992, in which she called the year an 'annus horriblis'.
She was referring to the breakdown of three of her children's marriages; Prince Andrew, Princess Anne's and Prince Charles' divorce from Princess Diana.
Other notable events during the time period included a fire at Windsor Castle, her golden wedding anniversary in 1997, and the deaths of Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother and the Princess of Wales.
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