February 2nd, 2011
03:30 PM ET
It looks like Lifetime has found the perfect (future) princess for the upcoming "William & Kate" TV movie. The network has crowned British actress Camilla Luddington with the fairy-tale role of Kate Middleton, according to a statement.
Like 29-year-old Middleton, brunette beauty Luddington was born in the county of Berkshire. She has previously appeared on the TV shows "CSI" and "Days of Our Lives."
As Marquee previously reported, "NCIS: Los Angeles" star Nico Evers-Swindell will play Prince William and actor Ben Cross will portray Prince Charles in the biopic, which tracks the romance of William and Middleton from their first encounter at Scotland's University of St. Andrews through the ups and downs of their nine-year courtship.
"William & Kate" is set to begin production next week and is expected to air close to the royal couple's April 29 wedding date.
About this blog
Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.