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
When the Queen asks for a quick primer on President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in advance of his State Visit early in her reign, she is told "The military-industrial complex, and all that." That term did not come into any kind of prominence until President Eisenhower used it in his Farewell Address in January 1961. See more »
John Lithgow as Churchill is 6'4" tall, however Churchill was in reality only 5'8" tall. See more »
As magnificent as this series is, it's highly unlikely that anyone in the early 50's used the expressions, ' I just wanted to give you the heads up' or 'ticked all the boxes'.. I suppose I could stand corrected and I guess the writers did thorough research but what do I know ?,
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