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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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$156,000,000 (estimated)
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Vanessa Kirby who plays Princess Margaret, doesn't smoke in real life. So during production she had to smoke herbal cigarettes. 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 fantastic portrayal of British Royal history
30 November 2016 | by See 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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