The Crown Season 5: Who Is the Pakistani Actor that Played Dr. Hasnat Khan In Episode 7?

| 12-11-2022 4:06 PM 29
Humayun Saeed in The Crown

The actor and character that got everyone intrigued in the recently released ‘The Crown’ season 5 is played by a Pakistani actor, Humayun Saeed.

Humayun Saeed in The Crown: Netflix is back with season 5 of the British series ‘The Crown’. For all those who have not seen the show yet, it’s a historical series that is based on the events following the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II. Created by Peter Morgan, ‘The Crown’ has an ensemble cast of Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson, Helena Bonham Carter, and more. 

But they are not the ones that attracted everyone’s attention. It’s the South Asian character Dr. Hasnat Khan that caught everyone off-guard. Playing the role of a simple and innocent Pakistani doctor with whom Princess Diana fell in love.  

Pakistani actor Humayun Saeed

Let us inform you that Dr. Hasnat Khan is played by Pakistani actor Humayun Saeed. Saeed is a popular Pakistani actor who has worked in several hit Pakistani dramas like ‘Meray Paas Tum Ho’, ‘Dil Lagi’, ‘Bin Roye’, ‘Mehndi’, and successful films like ‘Jawani Phir Nahi Ani’, ‘Punjab Nahi Jaungi’, ‘London Nahi Jaunga’ and more. 

The 51-year-old Saeed is known for emotional and romantic roles. While talking about his acting foray in Hollywood, Humayun had a chat with the Pakistani leading magazine, Dawn. Saeed said “It started with a call from Hamid Hussain, who is now my talent agent. One evening I got a call from him and he informed me that there was a really important international project that he had in mind for me but I would need to send an audition for it. I only remember auditioning for the first few projects at the start of my career but I know this is a norm in the West and agreed to it”.

Pakistani actor Humayun Saeed

He added “I sent my audition and, after this, I was asked to do an online reading with the director and then with Elizabeth Debicki, who plays Princess Diana in the new season. Things had moved really fast till this stage. However, after my reading with Elizabeth, I didn’t hear back from Hamid. I resigned myself to thinking that the role had gone to someone else. But then, on the tenth day, I got a call from Hamid and all he said was ‘Congratulations!’ Soon, I was in London, isolating for a week before my first day on set!”

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