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The Crown 

TV-MA | | Drama, History | TV Series (2016– )
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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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2020   2019   2017   2016   Unknown  
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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 19 episodes, 2019-2020
Tobias Menzies ...  Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh / ... 19 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 17 episodes, 2016-2019
Helena Bonham Carter ...  Princess Margaret 17 episodes, 2019-2020
Will Keen ...  Michael Adeane 15 episodes, 2016-2017
Erin Doherty ...  Princess Anne 15 episodes, 2019-2020
Lizzy McInnerny ...  Bobo Macdonald / ... 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Chris Gordon ...  Duke of Edinburgh's Valet 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Josh O'Connor ...  Prince Charles 13 episodes, 2019-2020
James Hillier ...  Equerry / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2017
John Lithgow ...  Winston Churchill 11 episodes, 2016-2019
Jeremy Northam ...  Anthony Eden 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Harry Hadden-Paton ...  Martin Charteris 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Marion Bailey ...  Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 10 episodes, 2019
Clive Francis ...  Lord Salisbury 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Teddy Lewis Teddy Lewis ...  Groundskeeper 10 episodes, 2016
Charles Edwards ...  Martin Charteris 9 episodes, 2019
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
Emma Corrin ...  Princess Diana / ... 9 episodes, 2020
Gillian Anderson ...  Margaret Thatcher 9 episodes, 2020
Freddie Fox ...  Mark Thatcher 9 episodes, 2020
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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 façade 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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Trivia

Both Matt Smith and Tobias Menzies were in the Doctor Who episode "Cold War". See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 14 November 2019 (2019) See more »

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Disappointing
4 January 2020 | by imw59See all my reviews

I have never written a review / add comments, but this time I feel I should. Season 1 and 2 were brilliant, but at watching season 3, my wife and I got really bored at times. The acting of Olivia Colman was soo totally different, it 'killed' the grandeur Claire Foy brought in the first two seasons. In fact, we more or less assumed this season would be the last one... But just read that Claire will back in season 4 - hopefully she is well paid now... I am sure Olivia Colman is a great actress, but in our opinion, not in this role.

* It seems when rating season 3 (5/10) - I'll be rating all seasons as well.


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Release Date:

4 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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$156,000,000 (estimated)
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