Emma Corrin celebrated turning 25 with a rousing rendition of happy birthday from her fellow actors on series four of The Crown.
To mark the event, Corrin, who won viewers’ hearts as Lady Diana in series four of The Crown, shared a video on Instagram of the Netflix‘s hit series’ cast singing to her while on set in full costume.
In the clip, Olivia Colman leads the animated sing-along, and ends the video by cheekily giving the camera the finger as it swoops in her direction.
Corrin, who also shared a snap of herself enjoying some birthday cake, said she would watch the video every year from now on to mark her big day.
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Emma Corrin shared a video showing the cast of The Crown singing happy birthday while on set to mark her 25th birthday. The actress, who plays Lady Diana in the hit show’s fourth series, also shared a snap of herself enjoying some birthday cake (pictured)
A cheeky Olivia Colman gave the camera the finger while the other actors are heard laughing during the video
The cast, which including Olivia Colman (centre) all sang the Birthday song for Emma before applauding. Emma was not in the video, which was filmed as a secret
In the clip, fans of The Crown will recognise Tom O’Connor as Prince Charles, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne and Colman as the Queen – all of them are seen singing the Happy Birthday Song heartily.
They are joined by the rest of The Crown’s cast, including Helena Bonham-Carter’s Princess Margaret and Tobias Menzies, who plays the Duke of Edinburgh in series three and four, in singing around the lavish dining table, which is used to film the royal family’s eating together in the show.
The camera circles around the table while the ensemble cast sings, and ends on Colman, who gives the camera the one-fingered finger while members of the cast laugh.
The cast then applauds and the video ends with Colman once again pointing both her middle fingers in the air.
‘I plan to watch this for every birthday I have from now on,’ Emma wrote on her Instagram story.
Marian Bailey, who plays the Queen Mother in the series three and four of The Crown, makes an appearance in the video
Tobias Menzies, who plays the Duke of Edinburgh in series three and four, heartily sings Happy Birthday to the camera, with Erin Doherty as Princess Anne joining in in the background
A cheeky Olivia Colman pulled faces while singing when she – and members of the filming crew – appeared in the video
Helena Bonham-Carter, who plays Princess Margaret in the show’s third and fourth series, also made an appearance
The clip is one of the latest behind-the-scenes videos shared by Corrin, who has released candid snaps of what went on behind the camera during the filming of the show’s fourth series.
In pictures she shared on November 29 on Instagram, the rising star, who plays a young Lady Diana, was shown comparing her royal hair-do to George Michael’s mane during his Wham years in the 1980s.
The actor was seen in jovial clips as she larked around with co-star and on-screen husband Josh O’Connor, had a wedding dress fitting and knitted garments during quiet moments between takes.
Emma wrote on her Instagram story that she would watch the video every year for her birthday from now
Olivia Colman enthusiastically led the birthday sing along in the video, which Corrin shared on Instagram
Charles Dance, who reprises his role as Lord Mountbatten in the first episode of the Crown’s series four, is also in the video
Emma was also seen fooling around on her roller-skates which she rode around the palace in scenes from the show.
Emma filmed Josh, 30, as he played with a hot wire toy, and secretly recorded him being talked through the Destiny’s Child song Bootylicious. A new report has claimed that 29 million people logged onto the streaming service to watch the latest series of the drama in its first week of release mid-November.
While official figures are yet to be released by Netflix, that reported figure would mean more people watched the dramatised version of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s courtship than the couple’s real life wedding in 1981.
Netflix does not officially publicise figures until a month after a show first comes out with official figures for series three showing that 21 million watched in its opening week.