The Crown actress Erin Richards is pregnant!


Erin Richards revealed she is pregnant with her first child at The Crown series five premiere on Tuesday at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

The actress, 36, who is playing Dodi Fayed’s former partner Kelly Fisher in the series, showed her baby bump for the first time on the red carpet.

She cradled her blossoming bump in a stunning high-necked pink gown, boasting flowing fluttery sleeves.

Baby joy! Erin Richards revealed she is pregnant with her first child at The Crown series five premiere on Tuesday at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

She added a matching pink and silver belt to cinch her in at her waist and emphasize her growing bump.

The Gotham star added a few extra inches to her height in a pair of pointed high heels. 

Erin accessorised with a gold bracelet and gold and pearl dangly earrings for a touch of sparkle.

Her auburn tresses were swept up in an elegant updo, with several strands left down to frame her face.

Glowing: The actress, 36, who is playing Dodi Fayed's former partner Kelly Fisher in the series, showed her baby bump for the first time on the red carpet

Glowing: The actress, 36, who is playing Dodi Fayed’s former partner Kelly Fisher in the series, showed her baby bump for the first time on the red carpet

She finished off her stunning look with a light palette of makeup to enhance her natural beauty.      

With season five of The Crown described as ‘trolling on a Hollywood scale’ there has been an avalanche of backlash surrounding the Netflix show and the ‘insensitive’ portrayal of the Royal Family during the Nineties.

The Crown, created and written by Peter Morgan, has been a hit for Netflix since it was first released in 2016 with the main characters being regularly recast to follow the age of the royals in their respective timelines.

Mummy-to-be: She cradled her blossoming bump in a stunning high-necked pink gown, boasting flowing fluttery sleeves

Mummy-to-be: She cradled her blossoming bump in a stunning high-necked pink gown, boasting flowing fluttery sleeves

Fan appetite for the show has been stronger than ever, with viewers counting down the days for the series launch, even though it has been criticised for sensationalising events and including fictionalised scenes.

With the previous two seasons of The Crown covering the three decades before the Nineties the entire team has now been recast for this series’ 13-year time frame of 1990 to 2003.

Focusing heavily on the fallout between Princess Diana, played by Elizabeth Debicki, and King Charles (then Prince of Wales) as portrayed by Dominic West, the new series will showcase a number of low points for the royals.

Looking good: She added a matching pink and silver belt to cinch her in at her waist and emphasize her growing bump

Looking good: She added a matching pink and silver belt to cinch her in at her waist and emphasize her growing bump

Stylish: The Gotham star added a few extra inches to her height in a pair of pointed high heels and accessorised with a gold bracelet and gold and pearl dangly earrings for a touch of sparkle

Stylish: The Gotham star added a few extra inches to her height in a pair of pointed high heels and accessorised with a gold bracelet and gold and pearl dangly earrings for a touch of sparkle

Season five of The Crown will be released on Netflix at 8am GMT on Wednesday November 9.

There will be 10 episodes in the season in keeping with the four previous seasons and that they will all be released at once on the streaming platform. 

The season five episodes are entitled: Queen Victoria Syndrome, The System, Mou Mou, Annus Horribilis, The Way Ahead, Ipatiev House, No Woman’s Land, Gunpowder, COUPLE 31 and Decommissioned. 

Stunning: Her auburn tresses were swept up in an elegant updo, with several strands left down to frame her face

Stunning: Her auburn tresses were swept up in an elegant updo, with several strands left down to frame her face

Flawless: She finished off her stunning look with a light palette of makeup to enhance her natural beauty

Flawless: She finished off her stunning look with a light palette of makeup to enhance her natural beauty

All previous episodes of The Crown are available to watch now if you want to refresh your memory ahead of the season five launch. 

With the previous two seasons of The Crown covering the three decades before the Nineties the entire team have been recast for this series’ 13-year time frame of 1990 to 2003

Queen Elizabeth II will now be played by Imelda Staunton, following on from Olivia Colman who took on the role for season three and four and Claire Foy who played the monarch in the first two seasons. 

Real life counterpart: Erin plays Kelly Fisher, a former partner of Dodi Fayed, who went on to date Princess Diana

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