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        The Crown 

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        Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.

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        Peter Morgan
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        Cast

        Series cast summary:
        Claire Foy ...  Queen Elizabeth II / ... 20 episodes, 2016-2017
        Matt Smith ...  Philip, Duke of Edinburgh / ... 20 episodes, 2016-2017
        Olivia Colman ...  Queen Elizabeth II 20 episodes, 2019-2020
        Tobias Menzies ...  Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 20 episodes, 2019-2020
        Helena Bonham Carter ...  Princess Margaret 20 episodes, 2019-2020
        Victoria Hamilton ...  Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother / ... 17 episodes, 2016-2017
        Vanessa Kirby ...  Princess Margaret 17 episodes, 2016-2017
        Pip Torrens ...  Tommy Lascelles 16 episodes, 2016-2017
        Will Keen ...  Michael Adeane 15 episodes, 2016-2017
        Lizzy McInnerny ...  Bobo Macdonald / ... 13 episodes, 2016-2017
        Chris Gordon ...  Duke of Edinburgh's Valet 13 episodes, 2016-2017
        James Hillier ...  Equerry / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2017
        Jeremy Northam ...  Anthony Eden 11 episodes, 2016-2017
        Harry Hadden-Paton ...  Martin Charteris 11 episodes, 2016-2017
        Erin Doherty ...  Princess Anne 11 episodes, 2019-2020
        Emerald Fennell ...  Camilla Parker Bowles / ... 11 episodes, 2019-2020
        Josh O'Connor ...  Prince Charles 11 episodes, 2019-2020
        John Lithgow ...  Winston Churchill 10 episodes, 2016-2017
        Clive Francis ...  Lord Salisbury 10 episodes, 2016-2017
        Teddy Lewis Teddy Lewis ...  Groundskeeper 10 episodes, 2016
        Gillian Anderson ...  Margaret Thatcher 10 episodes, 2020
        Emma Corrin ...  Princess Diana 10 episodes, 2020
        Billy Jenkins ...  Prince Charles 9 episodes, 2016-2017
        Nicholas Rowe ...  Jock Colville 9 episodes, 2016
        Daniel Ings ...  Mike Parker 9 episodes, 2016-2017
        Ben Miles ...  Peter Townsend 9 episodes, 2016-2017
        Greg Wise ...  Lord Mountbatten 9 episodes, 2016-2017
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        Storyline

        This show focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a twenty-five-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. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne....a new era is dawning. Peter Morgan's masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen's private journey behind the public fa?ade with daring frankness. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace....the leaders of an empire await. Written by Netflix

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        Drama | History

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        Country:

        UK | USA

        Language:

        English

        Release Date:

        4 November 2016 (UK) See more »

        Also Known As:

        Kruna See more »

        Filming Locations:

        South Africa See more »

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        Budget:

        $156,000,000 (estimated)
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        Sound Mix:

        Dolby Digital

        Color:

        Color

        Aspect Ratio:

        2.00 : 1
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        Trivia

        Will Keen, Joseph Kloska, and David Yelland appeared in Foyle's War (2006) season seven, episode three, "The Hide". See more »

        Goofs

        John Lithgow as Churchill is 6'4" tall, however Churchill was in reality only 5'8" tall. See more »

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        Featured in ITV Evening News: Episode dated 14 March 2018 (2018) See more »

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        A Visual Stunner
        11 November 2016 | by lisacarlsonSee all my reviews

        Regardless of what you may think of the Royals Netflix has poured a ton of money into this exquisite production about the life of Queen Elizabeth. It is a show which requires fixed attention as things progress at a unhurried pace. The opening musical evolution is enchanting and never grows old. Actress Claire Foy is beautifully riveting in the role of Elizabeth; someone who wants to have a normal life and yet is made to feel her duty as Queen should be the highest priority. It has been suggested the Queen is warm, has a sense of humor, is compassionate and this portrayal conveys it. She is wise enough to realize she's going to have to forge her own way as those around her are stymied in their own limitations or ignorance. John Lithgow transforms into Winston Churchill and is equally stellar. Their scenes together are superb. If Peter Morgan's research is accurate I can fully appreciate how Princess Diana must have felt. The show is rounded out by a wonderful supporting cast. This show is my favorite Netflix production so far.


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