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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For his role as Sir Winston Churchill, John Lithgow's dialect coach was William Conacher, who also had to coach the other mostly British cast because of subtle changes in English accents over the decades. Lithgow actually stuffed cotton in his nostrils in order to capture the faint nasal timbre of Churchill's intonations, while a dialect evolutionist was on set to monitor the accuracy of accents over the time span of the series. It was noted, for example, that Queen Elizabeth II's pronunciation of vowels during the 1950s differs enormously from the way her grandson Prince Harry speaks today. See more »

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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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Slick and well executed, the Crown is drama at its finest.
4 November 2016 | by TouchTheGarlicProductionSee all my reviews

The Crown boasts no action sequences or big movie stars, and yet it is one of the most expensive shows of all time. Why? Because of the sheer attention to detail. Aside from the fully historically accurate costumes and locations, the show is just gorgeous to look at. The lighting, the cinematography, and everything else visual about it is on point. It's quite apparent none of that money went to waste.

The show doesn't just look gorgeous, though. It is also compelling, well written, and well performed. In fact, almost every element is perfectly executed, which means that no single one stands out above the rest, but rather they work in harmony. And that is the show's greatest success; the fact that it all comes together smoothly into a neat, binge-able, high quality package.

Mind you, the reason I enjoy the Crown so much is that I knew what to expect when I went into it. This is NOT a fast-paced, action-packed, edge-of-your-seat experience. It is a character drama about the royal family. It runs at a slow pace. Yet it is gripping all the same.

That's why it is so good to know that Netflix made such a large investment in this series; they're taking chances and funding original and unusual things in an era when Hollywood is afraid to do anything that isn't already an existing intellectual property. I hope that the Crown blows up like Stranger Things. I hope it gets all the attention it deserves.


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Release Date:

4 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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$156,000,000 (estimated)
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