Jonathan Pryce's kids think he looks like Pope Francis.

Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce

The 71-year-old actor is set to play the role of the Pope in an upcoming film for Netflix, and the veteran star has revealed that his children Patrick, 35, Gabriel, 32, and Phoebe, 28 - have even commented on the physical similarities between himself and the Catholic leader.

He shared: "I'm playing Pope Francis in a Netflix film directed by Fernando Morales.

"If you Google Jonathan Pryce and the Pope, I look quite similar - even my kids were messaging me: 'Dad, are you the pope?'"

Jonathan also stars in the Bjorn Runge-directed drama 'The Wife', which is based on the novel of the same name by Meg Wolitzer.

The movie tells the story of a woman who questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm, with her husband.

Asked whether the film could be seen as a feminist piece, Jonathan told the Observer newspaper: "I cannot believe we are still having this same conversation in 2018. It's doing women a disservice not to be able to say that in my life, women have never been subservient to men.

"Although ... my mother regretted her life because it was very hard to deal with her three children. She told us if she had not married, she would have had another, better life. Coming from your mother, that's a bit hard to take [laughs]. When I was little I'd say: 'Yes, but Mum, you wouldn't have had me.'"