'That's what I love about him, he's done what HE wants': The Crown's Matt Smith gushes about 'enigmatic' Prince Philip, 96... as he insists the royal is 'too cool for school'

He is every inch the leading actor when he slips into the shoes of the dashing Prince Philip in Netflix critically-acclaimed series The Crown.

And Matt Smith gushed he would love to meet the 'enigmatic' Prince, 96, when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday evening.

The 35-year-old British actor also admitted he thought the Duke of Edinburgh was 'too cool for school' when he spoke candidly about the man he portrays.

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'He's an enigma': The Crown's Matt Smith (pictured in Los Angeles, November 2017) gushed about his meeting 'enigmatic' Prince Philip, 96, but he admitted he is 'too cool for school'

'He's an enigma': The Crown's Matt Smith (pictured in Los Angeles, November 2017) gushed about his meeting 'enigmatic' Prince Philip, 96, but he admitted he is 'too cool for school'

Of the Prince, he said: 'I'd really like to meet Prince Philip. He's an enigma. He's too cool, he's too cool for school.

'I've not been asked to meet him. That's what I love about him: He's done what he wants, when he wants, how he wants, with whom he wants. He hasn't asked permission and his wife's the Queen.'

The former Doctor Who star, who is dating actress Lily James off-screen, looked dapper when he headed into the studio in a spotty shirt teamed with a tie and blazer.

Hunky Matt plays the on-screen husband of the award-winning Claire Foy, who has garnered attention for her role as?Queen Elizabeth II.

?He's the man for the job! The British actor, 35, is every inch the leading actor when he slips into the shoes of the dashing Prince Philip in Netflix critically-acclaimed series The Crown

?He's the man for the job! The British actor, 35, is every inch the leading actor when he slips into the shoes of the dashing Prince Philip in Netflix critically-acclaimed series The Crown

The television sensation recently discussed how the second series of The Crown will be even more lavish than the first after it became Netflix's most expensive series.

The Crown's first 10 episodes costing at least £100million to produce which made it the most expensive drama produced by Netflix to date.

He said on Radio 2: 'It’s got great scale to it. That’s one of the virtues of the show, it’s got great ambition and great scale. There’s a lot of extras as well which is a tell-tale sign of a film set.'?

Series two of The Crown will move the love story of the young royals on which will see them face marital strife.

'He is too cool': Matt admitted he thought the Duke of Edinburgh (pictured in Peterborough, in 1999) was 'too cool for school' when he spoke candidly about the man he portrays

'He is too cool': Matt admitted he thought the Duke of Edinburgh (pictured in Peterborough, in 1999) was 'too cool for school' when he spoke candidly about the man he portrays

It is set in the 1950s, covering everything from the Suez Crisis in 1956 to the retirement of Harold Macmillan in 1963.

Fans of the show?will also get to see the visit to the UK by then-President John F Kennedy and his wife Jackie in 1961.

Princess Margaret (Vanessa Kirby) will also be seen meeting photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones (Matthew Goode) in the series, who would become her husband in 1960.?

The first season was one of the most critically acclaimed dramas of last year, winning two Golden Globes, two SAG awards, and nominated for four BAFTAs and five Emmys.???

A team! Hunky Matt plays the on-screen husband of the award-winning Claire Foy, who has garnered attention for her role as Queen Elizabeth II

A team! Hunky Matt plays the on-screen husband of the award-winning Claire Foy, who has garnered attention for her role as Queen Elizabeth II

Despite Claire and Matt's success as the title characters however, show creators had always planned to replace the pair as their characters age across the years.

It was recently confirmed that Broadchurch star Olivia Colman was take over the role of Queen Elizabeth II in the third and fourth series' to the delight of her predecessor.?

Speaking to the Sunday People, Claire said of the casting: 'She’ll be fantastic, she’s an extraordinary actress. She’ll completely reinvent it and make it her own... I want to shout it from the rooftops – she’s amazing.'

Olivia will start filming the first of her ten episodes next year but her reign won’t begin on Netflix until 2019. The actors playing Prince Phillip and Princess Margaret are yet to be announced.

Claire previously confirmed she had no illusions she would be on the show for longer than two seasons, telling Graham Norton on his chat show: 'This is the last stint. It's over, I'm done. I always knew it was only going to be two series and then the part would be reincarnated and someone else takes over. That's the nature of the part.'?

The Crown Season 2 will be released worldwide on Netflix on Friday December 8.?

Eye-catching:?The former Doctor Who star, who is dating actress Lily James off-screen, looked dapper when he headed into the studio in a spotty shirt teamed with a tie and blazer

Eye-catching:?The former Doctor Who star, who is dating actress Lily James off-screen, looked dapper when he headed into the studio in a spotty shirt teamed with a tie and blazer

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