'I tried to interpret him, rather than impersonate' - Jared Harris on his role as 'Richard VI' in 'The Crown'

The former Mad Men star spoke to George Hook about the new Netflix series.

'You're looking for things that fire your imagination.'

Jared Harris joined George on High Noon to talk about his new Netflix series, 'The Crown', which will be available to stream on Netflix from this Friday, November 4th.

'The Crown' tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II's early reign, revealing the personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th Century.

It focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill.

You may remember Harris famously playing 1960's ad executive 'Lane Pryce' in AMC's award winning drama Mad Men, for which he earned his first Primetime Emmy® nomination in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

George told him, 'I'm old enough to remember Richard VI, and you inhabit him quite well!'

Modest to the end, Harris insisted that he looked nothing like him. 'It's all about interpretation rather than impersonation.  At the end of the day you're trying to capture the spirit of the story as written.'

Harris also told George about how he did try to play that part with a bit of humour, saying that most people need a bit of humour in their lives, so it was only natural to use it when playing the role.

Listen to the full interview below.