Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.
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
Several actresses in the series have previously played other English queens. Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth II) starred as Anne Boleyn in Wolf Hall (2015). As well as this, Victoria Hamilton (Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) played Queen Victoria in Victoria & Albert (2001). Eileen Atkins, who is playing Queen Mary of Teck for the second time (she previously starred as the monarch in Bertie and Elizabeth (2002)), played Eleanor of Aquitaine (wife of Henry II) in Robin Hood (2010). In addition to these portrayals, Kate Phillips (Venetia Scott) played Jane Seymour (third wife of Henry VIII) in Wolf Hall (2015). In the series, her character supplants Anne Boleyn played by Claire Foy. See more »
John Lithgow as Churchill is 6'4" tall, however Churchill was in reality only 5'8" tall. See more »
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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