Brit actress Camilla Luddington to play Kate Middleton on-screen

Updated: Feb 06, 2011, 20:03 PM IST

Washington: British actress Camilla Luddington has bagged the role of Kate Middleton in Lifetime’s William and Kate.

The 26-year-old played Jane Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls.

This regal role will be Luddington`s first time in the shoes of a leading lady.

Luddington does have something in common with the princess-to-be – she hails from the British county of Berkshire, the same place Middleton, 29, grew up.

As for researching for the role for the film, which is reportedly in high-gear in order to premiere in time for the April 29 wedding, Luddington`s good-to-go, according to her sister.

"Camilla is very excited," People mag quoted her sister as telling Sun.

"She has always followed the Royal Family and never dreamt she’d be playing in a movie about them."

Nico Evers-Swindell, a fellow newcomer, will play Luddington’s prince.