Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.

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Peter Morgan
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Claire Foy ...  Queen Elizabeth II / ... 21 episodes, 2016-2020
Olivia Colman ...  Queen Elizabeth II 20 episodes, 2019-2020
Imelda Staunton ...  Queen Elizabeth II 20 episodes, 2022
Matt Smith ...  Philip, Duke of Edinburgh / ... 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Tobias Menzies ...  Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 20 episodes, 2019-2020
Jonathan Pryce ...  Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 20 episodes, 2022
Lesley Manville ...  Princess Margaret 20 episodes, 2022
Elizabeth Debicki ...  Princess Diana 20 episodes, 2022
Dominic West ...  Prince Charles 20 episodes, 2022
Charles Edwards ...  Martin Charteris 19 episodes, 2019-2020
Marion Bailey ...  Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 18 episodes, 2019-2020
Victoria Hamilton ...  Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother / ... 17 episodes, 2016-2017
Helena Bonham Carter ...  Princess Margaret 17 episodes, 2019-2020
Vanessa Kirby ...  Princess Margaret 17 episodes, 2016-2017
Pip Torrens ...  Tommy Lascelles 17 episodes, 2016-2019
Sam Phillips ...  Equerry 17 episodes, 2019-2020
Erin Doherty ...  Princess Anne 15 episodes, 2019-2020
Will Keen ...  Michael Adeane 15 episodes, 2016-2017
Josh O'Connor ...  Prince Charles 13 episodes, 2019-2020
Lizzy McInnerny ...  Bobo Macdonald 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Chris Gordon ...  Duke of Edinburgh's Valet 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Nick Owenford ...  Press / ... 1 episode, 2016-2020
James Hillier ...  Equerry / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2017
John Lithgow ...  Winston Churchill 11 episodes, 2016-2019
Jeremy Northam ...  Anthony Eden 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Harry Hadden-Paton ...  Martin Charteris 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Clive Francis ...  Lord Salisbury 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Teddy Lewis Teddy Lewis ...  Groundskeeper 10 episodes, 2016
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
Penny Downie ...  Duchess of Gloucester 9 episodes, 2019-2020
Greg Wise ...  Lord Mountbatten 9 episodes, 2016-2017
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This show focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a young newlywed faced with 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, but a new era is dawning. Peter Morgan's masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen's private journey behind the public façade with daring frankness. Prepare to see into the coveted world of power and privilege behind the locked doors of Westminster and Buckingham Palace. Written by Netflix

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This show is a historical drama web television series, created and principally written by Peter Morgan and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. 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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A Visual Stunner
11 November 2016 | by lisacarlsonSee 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Crown See more »

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South Africa See more »

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$156,000,000 (estimated)
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2.00 : 1
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