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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 20th century.

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Peter Morgan
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A salacious government scandal hits close to home for Elizabeth and Philip. Elizabeth retreats to Scotland for the rest of a difficult pregnancy.


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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

The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-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 facade 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 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Budget:

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

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Ed Stoppard (Tony Longdon) and Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth II) played brother and sister-in-law in Upstairs Downstairs. See more »

Goofs

In reality the Queen and Princess Margaret were almost the same height. Whilst Claire Foy is of similar height to the Queen, Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret) is almost 4 inches taller. In a scene of them walking together, Kirby has flat shoes to offset the height difference. See more »

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User Reviews

 
A fantastic portrayal of British Royal history
30 November 2016 | by sadmanhasanSee all my reviews

The Crown is one of the fascinating dramas I have watched in very recent of times. First off, the show itself is a bit slow paced but nevertheless, it generates enough amount of suspense over the episodes. The Crown may lack the twist and turning of events than many other historical dramas, but the flawless direction and impeccable acting of its actors do not allow its audiences get disappointed. Secondly, the grandeur of the show is something of a treat to the sore eyes. Netflix has not been so frugal in the making of the show and it has paid them off every penny. The costume and the furnishing of the show within are scintillating. Lastly, this show is a great history lesson for all the viewers, particularly the ones who are of younger generations. It is mostly based on true events, so that is indeed a stand-out fact of the show. Though there were some moments where it seemed a little bit exaggerated but considering its genre as a TV series, that is reasonable. The Crown has allowed its viewers to peek what lies behind the royal curtains and taught a significant truth that a royal born doesn't necessarily get to evade all the personal tribulations that all the other commoners go through. They share just as same values as the other citizens of the country.


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