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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
...  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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Claire Foy who played Queen Elizabeth II in the first two seasons was married to actor Stephen Campbell Moore who played Queen Elizabeths uncle King Edward VIII in a movie about Edwards relationship with his wife Wallis Warfield Simpson. 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 grand and epic story of a very young, brave and brilliant woman!
5 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

I just watched the first two episodes and I already am in love with the story and characters! The acting is excellent as well as the directing, story line, costumes, sets, filming locations and everything else that has gone into the making of this series. It is well written and filmed and I am looking forward to seeing the remaining episodes. I have always been fascinated with history and this series takes you back in time. It has such powerful emotion and a lot of surprises which held my interest tremendously. So far, the episodes I saw went by quickly with me wanting to see more. If you are a history buff or interested in the Royal Family, don't miss this! It is a down to earth version of their lives and responsibilities. And so far, there are many things I did not know or appreciate. Definitely a learning experience and thank you for such a beautiful story! This is an addition to my previous post- I am now on episode 9 and if there aren't any awards for acting, I will be extremely surprised. John Lithgow's portrayal of Winston Churchill is award winning as well as Claire Foy playing the Queen. All of the acting is superb in my opinion and I don't want this series to end...


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