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Fact-Checking the Crown: 5 Things That Are True (and 3 That Aren’t!)

19 November 2016 4:19 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Netflix’s sleek period drama The Crown has captivated audiences with its peek into the private life of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy), but many fans may be wondering how much of the glamorous series is based on real life. While some elements — like the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s frosty relationship with the royal family and Princess Margaret’s romance with the dashing Pete Townsend — are true, several key elements of the series are either totally made up or exaggerated for dramatic effect. (And let’s be honest, even the life of a royal sometimes needs TV magic to make it more watchable. »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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Mark Rylance webchat – your questions answered on hats, Shakespeare and Steven Spielberg

16 November 2016 4:55 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Oscar-winning star discussed everything from role preparation to his love for Neil Young and Pj Harvey in our live webchat

12.55pm GMT

Thank you for these wonderful questions, there were many more than I had time to get to, because of rehearsals today. Perhaps we can do this again in the future. I hope my answers were helpful.

12.55pm GMT

Splashdown1995 asks:

a) What advice would you give to someone who wants to act professionally after graduating from a non-performance-related degree?

To answer b) - it feels better to be Steven Spielberg's friend.

12.54pm GMT

Stuffandstuffan asks:

What did you think of the Pj Harvey concert that Twitter announced you were at?

I think she's extraordinary.

12.52pm GMT

BushfireBilly asks:

Why do you always seem to be wearing a hat when not in role?

I've always liked hats, since I was a teenager, and they used to be »

- Guardian Staff

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The Crown Season 1 Review

7 November 2016 2:26 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This review is based on the entire first season.

Production values run high within Netflix’s new blockbuster series The Crown, with everything from opulent operating rooms to the sunny waves of Malta providing the backdrop to the show’s royal drama. Centering on the cancer-stricken fall of King George VI, and subsequent rise to power of Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown isn’t too far removed from other similarly themed period pieces.

But while Netflix’s series feels unsurprising – the opening hours especially have long, languid stretches – it also revels in the deep pockets of the company’s production department to fascinatingly gorgeous ends. With the added bonus of creator Peter Morgan’s understated writing, the ultimate result is a slow burn of a show that’s entirely worth checking out for anyone interested in this kind of detail-rich historical drama.

The slowly unfolding machinations of the British Monarchy »

- Mitchel Broussard

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Review: Uneasy lies the head that wears 'The Crown' in great new Netflix drama

2 November 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"And, if I may: never let them see the real Elizabeth Windsor," Winston Churchill warns his young queen in Netflix's new drama The Crown. "Never let them see that carrying the crown is often a burden. Let them look at you, but let them see only the eternal." For those who didn't grow up under the British monarchy (and even for some who did), Queen Elizabeth can be a hard person in whom to find sympathy. She is the cold, distant symbol of an obsolete but fabulously wealthy system and has held a hard line on its antiquated rules, which at various points in her lifetime stood in the way of her uncle, her sister, and her son from marrying the people they loved because the various institutions of church and state did not approve. Peter Morgan once wrote a wonderful film — The Queen, the middle piece in his trilogy »

- Alan Sepinwall

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