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Olivia Colman Set For Queen Elizabeth In Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Seasons 3 & 4

British actress Olivia Colman is set to take over the role of Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown seasons 3 and 4 for Netflix. She will replace Claire Foy, who will bow out at the end of the second season, which debuts on December 8th. More on the Olivia Colman The Crown news below.

Olivia Colman The Crown – Actress To Play Queen Elizabeth II In Upcoming Seasons

The next two seasons haven’t been officially ordered, but Variety says that early pre-production is already underway.

The series tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, as the fragile social order established after the Second World War breaks apart. It is based upon Peter Morgan’s play ‘The Audience’, and Morgan is the series creator.

Beginning with soldiers in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces fighting an illegal war in Egypt, and ending with the downfall of her third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan,
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‘The Crown’ Season 2: The Real Cost Per Episode, Elizabeth Faces ‘Attack on Monarchy,’ and More Details Revealed

‘The Crown’ Season 2: The Real Cost Per Episode, Elizabeth Faces ‘Attack on Monarchy,’ and More Details Revealed
Peter Morgan (“The Queen”) has long divided his time between playwriting, screenwriting, and television. But having just wrapped the second 10-episode season for Netflix’s “The Crown” (December 8), the executive producer and showrunner is now wholly devoted to a new genre that he calls “cinematic television.”

It’s not a difficult transition. “The Crown” has the scale of a big-budget production (Netflix paid in advance for two seasons, as well as bonuses to buy out all future royalties), as well as serious awards gravitas: The first season scored a Golden Globe win for Claire Foy and now has 13 Emmy nominations, and could win the fierce contest for Best Dramatic Series.

Read More:‘The Crown’: 7 Reasons Why the Netflix Series Should Dominate the Drama Emmys

While Netflix doesn’t confirm budgets, Morgan wants to set the record straight: the show did not cost $100 million per 10-episode season (that’s the level of “Rome,
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‘The Crown’ Season 2: The Real Cost Per Episode, Elizabeth Faces ‘Attack on Monarchy,’ and More Details Revealed

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‘The Crown’ Season 2: The Real Cost Per Episode, Elizabeth Faces ‘Attack on Monarchy,’ and More Details Revealed
Peter Morgan (“The Queen”) has long divided his time between playwriting, screenwriting, and television. But having just wrapped the second 10-episode season for Netflix’s “The Crown” (December 8), the executive producer and showrunner is now wholly devoted to a new genre that he calls “cinematic television.”

It’s not a difficult transition. “The Crown” has the scale of a big-budget production (Netflix paid in advance for two seasons, as well as bonuses to buy out all future royalties), as well as serious awards gravitas: The first season scored a Golden Globe win for Claire Foy and now has 13 Emmy nominations, and could win the fierce contest for Best Dramatic Series.

Read More:‘The Crown’: 7 Reasons Why the Netflix Series Should Dominate the Drama Emmys

While Netflix doesn’t confirm budgets, Morgan wants to set the record straight: the show did not cost $100 million per 10-episode season (that’s the level of “Rome,
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The Crown: Season 2 TV Show Trailer: Queen Elizabeth II Doesn’t Know Who To Trust [Netflix]

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The Crown: Season 2 Trailer Netflix‘s The Crown: Season 2 TV show trailer stars Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Victoria Hamilton, Vanessa Kirby, and Jeremy Northam. The Crown: Season 2’s plot synopsis: based on the play by Peter Morgan, “Beginning with soldiers in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces fighting an [...]

Continue reading: The Crown: Season 2 TV Show Trailer: Queen Elizabeth II Doesn’t Know Who To Trust [Netflix]
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6 Details About Season 2 of The Crown That Will Make You Royally Excited

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It didn't take long for audiences to get swept up in The Crown, Netflix's decadent dramatization of Queen Elizabeth II's first few years on the throne, and it's pretty obvious why. Although there are a few things in the hit series that didn't actually happen, it still captures the essence of what it was like for the young royal to take over for her father, King George VI, after his shocking death in 1952. With season one in the bag (which reportedly came at a $130 million price tag), it's time to look forward: what do we know about season two? RelatedQueen Elizabeth II's Reaction to Watching The Crown Is Probably Not What You'd Think The Main Cast Lead actress Claire Foy took home multiple best actress trophies this award season for her spot-on, layered performance as the queen, so it should come as no surprise that she's signed on for season two.
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‘The Crown’ Season 2 Trailer and First Look Photos: Heavy Lies the Head

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‘The Crown’ Season 2 Trailer and First Look Photos: Heavy Lies the Head
Less than a year after “Downton Abbey” wrapped its final season, as Americans were mourning the loss of its favorite intelligent British aristocracy drama, came “The Crown,” Peter Morgan’s gripping series about the early days of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. With standout performances, deft direction, and writing that made dry historical material leap off the screen, “The Crown” quickly proved one of Netflix’s most critically-acclaimed original series, racking up nine Emmy nominations, including one each for writing and directing.

Many have speculated how far in time “The Crown” might jump, having the whole monarchy to cover. As the first trailer for the second season shows, the characters are still relatively young as the series picks up ten years into Elizabeth’s reign.

Read More:‘The Crown’: 7 Reasons Why the Netflix Series Should Dominate the Drama Emmys

Per the official synopsis: “Beginning with soldiers in Her Majesty
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‘The Crown’ Season 2 Trailer and First Look Photos: Heavy Lies the Head

‘The Crown’ Season 2 Trailer and First Look Photos: Heavy Lies the Head
Less than a year after “Downton Abbey” wrapped its final season, as Americans were mourning the loss of its favorite intelligent British aristocracy drama, came “The Crown,” Peter Morgan’s gripping series about the early days of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. With standout performances, deft direction, and writing that made dry historical material leap off the screen, “The Crown” quickly proved one of Netflix’s most critically-acclaimed original series, racking up nine Emmy nominations, including one each for writing and directing.

Many have speculated how far in time “The Crown” might jump, having the whole monarchy to cover. As the first trailer for the second season shows, the characters are still relatively young as the series picks up ten years into Elizabeth’s reign.

Read More:‘The Crown’: 7 Reasons Why the Netflix Series Should Dominate the Drama Emmys

Per the official synopsis: “Beginning with soldiers in Her Majesty
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‘The Crown’ Season 2 Sets Premiere Date on Netflix, Releases First Trailer (Watch)

‘The Crown’ Season 2 Sets Premiere Date on Netflix, Releases First Trailer (Watch)
Netflix released the premiere date and the first look at “The Crown” Season 2 on Thursday.

The second season of the critically-acclaimed series will launch in all territories where Netflix is available on December 8.

The series tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, as the fragile social order established after the Second World War breaks apart. Beginning with soldiers in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces fighting an illegal war in Egypt, and ending with the downfall of her third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, after a devastating scandal, the second season bears witness to the end of the age of deference, and ushers in the revolutionary era of the 1960s.

Season 1 of the show starred Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Victoria Hamilton, Vanessa Kirby, John Lithgow, Nicholas Rowe, Pip Torrens, Jeremy Northam, Ben Miles, Billy Jenkins, and more. Based on the award-winning play, “The Audience,” the series reunites creator and writer Peter Morgan with director Stephen Daldry and
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Awfully Good: The Net

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Emma Watson and Tom Hanks may learn about the dark side of technology in The Circle, but nothing compares to the horrors of. The Net (1995) Director: Irwin Winkler Stars: Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam, Dennis Miller A computer programmer has her identity deleted and must use her Leet Skillz to get her life back. Movies centered around technology have a quick-expiring shelf life. At... Read More...
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The Crown: Creator Teases Season Two of Netflix Series

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Two houses, two courts, one Crown, or so the series' slogan goes. Now add to that, "Two seasons." Peter Morgan, creator of The Crown TV show on Netflix, is teasing season two of the Golden Globe award-winning series, starring Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Jeremy Northam, John Lithgow, and Victoria Hamilton. Find out what he has to say.Netflix says, "The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world -- Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street - and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century."Read More…
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The Crown review: a mesh of history books and melodrama

Alastair Stewart Nov 17, 2016

Netflix's pricy royal family drama The Crown has stand-out performances from John Lithgow and Matt Smith, but lacks story...

Warning: contains spoilers.

The great cliche about the British is that we’re a stoic lot; emotionally reserved and only ever prone to bouts of ‘hayfever’ when Bambi’s mum dies.

Netflix’s £100m production of The Crown tries to buck this trope with a ten-part series dramatising the personal and political events surrounding the first decade of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign from 1952.

One part Downton Abbey, one part House Of Cards (the original of course), The Crown never quite decides if it wants to commit itself to a political drama or total supposition about the inner workings of the Court of St James's.

Written by Peter Morgan, the identity struggle at the heart of the series is not hard to explain. Morgan made his name as
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Claire Foy Owns "The Crown"

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Sneak Peek footage, images and synopsis from the upcoming 'royals' TV series "The Crown", created by Peter Morgan and produced by Left Bank Pictures, starring Claire Foy as young 'Queen Elizabeth II' debuting November 4, 2016 on Netflix:

"...'The Crown' will trace the life of 'Queen Elizabeth II' from her wedding in 1947 to the present day, spanning 60 episodes over 6 seasons..."

Cast also includes Matt Smith ("Dr. Who") as 'Prince Philip', Jared Harris as 'King George VI', Vanessa Kirby as 'Princess Margaret' and John Lithgow as 'Winston Churchill'.

Also starring are Greg Wise as 'Lord Louis Mountbatten', Victoria Hamilton as 'Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother', Stephen Dillane as 'Graham Sutherland', Andy Sanderson as 'Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester', Michael Culkin as 'Rab Butler', Nicholas Rowe as 'Jock Colville', Rita McDonald Damper as
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Our Kind of Traitor movie review: ordinary everyday spies

Smartly elegant; the fantastic cast makes it worth your time. But it does feel as if it belongs on the small screen spread across six or eight hours. I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

A holiday in Morocco doesn’t seem to be working to respark the romance between mild-mannered professor Perry (Ewan McGregor: Jane Got a Gun) and high-powered lawyer Gail (Naomie Harris: Spectre), but maybe a bit of international intrigue will do the trick? Perhaps it’s rather implausible that Russian mobster Dima (Stellan Skarsgård: Avengers: Age of Ultron) would recruit Perry to act as a go-between for him with MI6 — Dima wants to defect and bring a crapload of info about shady dealings in London’s financial centers — but it’s just plausible
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[Review] Our Kind of Traitor

Gorgeous and deliberate, Susanna White‘s Our Kind of Traitor, adapted from the John le Carré novel, exists in that ever-so murky, gray area of international politics, and ultimately crumbles under the weight of those complexities.

We’ve got a hero couple, Perry (Ewan McGregor) and Gail (Naomie Harris), trying to save their marriage with a vacation in Marrakech when they meet Dima (Stellan Skarsgard), a hammy Russian oligarch who happens to handle a whole lot of mafia money. When Dima asks Perry to pass along classified intel to the British Secret Service to bargain for his and his family’s escape, wheels of intrigue are set in motion.

Though the stakes are raised early and we’re reminded of the consequences often, there’s not much to grasp on to. Perry’s strange motivation in wanting to help a man he’s never met is interesting, but quickly abandoned.
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Contest: Win Eye In The Sky Blu-Ray

Much like Good Kill before it, Gavin Hood served up a pulse-pounding and, crucially, thought-provoking thriller in last year’s Eye in the Sky, placing Helen Mirren in the shoes of a conflicted Colonel who is thrust into a moral conundrum upon overseeing a drone strike in Kenya.

Joined by a stellar supporting cast that boasts Aaron Paul, the late, great Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen and Phoebe Fox, Eye in the Sky is part of a growing trend of drone warfare movies in the works, with the Anne Hathaway-fronted Grounded still to come.

But long before that adaptation zooms into theaters, Eye in the Sky will be launching across Blu-ray and DVD on June 28. To celebrate its arrival, We Got This Covered has one Blu-ray copy of the thriller to give away.

And so, to be in with a chance of winning, simply subscribe to
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The Man Who Knew Infinity – Review

The Man Who Knew Infinity is a handsome, well-acted historical drama based on the unexpected true story of an India-born, self-taught mathematical genius. In 1913, the young genius was brought to England, by a mathematics professor at Trinity College in Cambridge, who recognized the young man’s gift despite the prejudices of the time.

Dev Patel (“Slumdog Millionaire”) plays Srinavasa Ramanujan, a poor and poorly-educated Hindu man who is obsessed with mathematics, working out ground-breaking original theorems in the dust of his local temple floor. Jeremy Irons plays mathematics professor G.H. Hardy, a flinty fellow who counts among his friends and colleagues Bertrand Russell (Jeremy Northam). The story is set against the historical backdrop of World War I, and the colonialism and cultural prejudices of the era.

Even before traveling half way around the world to the foreign culture of Great Britain, Ramanujan was already a fish-out-of-water even in his home city of Madras,
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Dancing with numbers by Anne-Katrin Titze

Director/screenwriter Matt Brown with Coby Brown, theme music composer of The Man Who Knew Infinity Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Man Who Knew Infinity, based on the biography by Robert Kanigel, stars Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel, with Devika Bhise, Toby Jones, Stephen Fry, Jeremy Northam, Kevin McNally, Enzo Cilenti and Richard Johnson. At a preview screening in New York hosted by Gabriel Byrne, J.C. Chandor, Bennett Miller, Emily Mortimer, Joanna Coles, Hendrik Hertzberg, Steve Kroft, Lawrence O’Donnell and Beau Willimon, I spoke with Matt Brown on missing Jeremy Irons in Long Day's Journey into Night and remembering him in Barbet Schroeder's Reversal of Fortune, produced by Edward R Pressman.

Matt Brown with producer Edward R Pressman Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Writing Derrick Borte's London Town inspired by Joe Strummer and The Clash, studying math on couches and how Matt's relationship with his brother Coby influenced the making
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[Review] The Man Who Knew Infinity

A bit character in Matt Brown‘s affecting biographical drama The Man Who Knew Infinity chants “Din, Din, Din, Gunga Din” a couple times in friendly jest as a response to his employer G.H. Hardy’s (Jeremy Irons) decision to send for an uneducated South Indian man on the merits of a letter presenting the potential for mathematical genius named Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel). We laugh at the line’s delivery as well as Hardy’s humored look of contempt because we embrace levity. What’s ironic, though, is just how close to Rudyard Kipling’s tragic poem this story of a true intellectual legend proves. The “abuse” isn’t physical and Hardy almost instantly acknowledges Ramanujan to be the better mind, but similarities including its depiction of race relations between Britain and India remain.

This is why I found myself enjoying the film as much as I did.
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Second Opinion – Eye in the Sky (2016)

Eye in the Sky, 2016.

Directed by Gavin Hood.

Starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Aisha Takow, Phoebe Fox, Gavin Hood, Jeremy Northam, Monica Dolan, Kim Engelbrecht, and Iain Glen.

Synopsis:

A terrorist group is on surveillance by the military. On this day, the fate of the group is in the hands of a joint operation between Us and UK operatives coordinating across the world…

Eye in the Sky toys with your belief systems. Between the all-star cast, location-hopping military plot and nail-bitingly tense situation, your position is challenged. Perhaps a decisive, experienced soldier will watch Eye in the Sky and scoff, annoyed with the lack of pace as between Whitehall MP’s, drone-pilots and undercover men on the ground, a decision has to be made and, as Tony Soprano said, “more is lost by indecision than by wrong decision”. But few can be so dismissive when an
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Movie Review – Eye in the Sky (2016)

Eye in the Sky, 2016.

Directed by Gavin Hood.

Starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Aisha Takow, Phoebe Fox, Gavin Hood, Jeremy Northam, Monica Dolan, Kim Engelbrecht, and Iain Glen.

Synopsis:

The moral implications of sending a drone to eliminate three terrorists on the British military’s top five most wanted list suddenly change when the life of an innocent girl is threatened.

Gavin Hood’s Eye in the Sky is a decidedly griping examination of the responsibility involved in making military motivated decisions, the implications those decisions have on the people who carry those same orders out, and the morality behind carrying out pre-emptive strikes on foreign soil. Hood, who has explored the very same topic of morality in modern warfare in his 2007 film Rendition, revisits the subject of whether the ends justify the means in a much more clean-cut way.

Hood’s film is an unquestionably
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