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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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Series cast summary:
...  Queen Elizabeth II / ... 20 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Philip, Duke of Edinburgh / ... 20 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother / ... 17 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Princess Margaret 17 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Tommy Lascelles 16 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Michael Adeane 15 episodes, 2016-2017
Lizzy McInnerny ...  Bobo Macdonald / ... 13 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Duke of Edinburgh's Valet 13 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Equerry / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Anthony Eden 11 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Martin Charteris 11 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Winston Churchill 10 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Lord Salisbury 10 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Queen Elizabeth II 10 episodes, 2018
Teddy Lewis ...  Groundskeeper 10 episodes, 2016
...  Prince Charles 9 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Jock Colville 9 episodes, 2016
...  Mike Parker 9 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Peter Townsend 9 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Lord Mountbatten 9 episodes, 2016-2017
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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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The series accurately portrays King George VI's speech impediment, which was a terrible stutter. This aspect of his life was previously detailed in the Oscar-winning film The King's Speech (2010). See more »

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

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A Visual Stunner
11 November 2016 | by See 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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