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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 twentieth century.

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Peter Morgan
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Series cast summary:
Claire Foy ...  Queen Elizabeth II / ... 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Olivia Colman ...  Queen Elizabeth II 20 episodes, 2019-2020
Imelda Staunton ...  Queen Elizabeth II 20 episodes
Matt Smith ...  Philip, Duke of Edinburgh / ... 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Jonathan Pryce ...  Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 20 episodes
Lesley Manville ...  Princess Margaret 20 episodes
Tobias Menzies ...  Philip, Duke of Edinburgh / ... 20 episodes, 2019-2020
Elizabeth Debicki ...  Princess Diana 20 episodes
Helena Bonham Carter ...  Princess Margaret 18 episodes, 2019-2020
Victoria Hamilton ...  Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother / ... 17 episodes, 2016-2017
Vanessa Kirby ...  Princess Margaret 17 episodes, 2016-2017
Pip Torrens ...  Tommy Lascelles 17 episodes, 2016-2019
Erin Doherty ...  Princess Anne 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Will Keen ...  Michael Adeane 15 episodes, 2016-2017
Josh O'Connor ...  Prince Charles 14 episodes, 2019-2020
Lizzy McInnerny ...  Bobo Macdonald / ... 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Chris Gordon ...  Duke of Edinburgh's Valet 13 episodes, 2016-2017
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
Marion Bailey ...  Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 10 episodes, 2019
Clive Francis ...  Lord Salisbury 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Emma Corrin ...  Princess Diana / ... 10 episodes, 2020
Gillian Anderson ...  Margaret Thatcher 10 episodes, 2020
Teddy Lewis Teddy Lewis ...  Groundskeeper 10 episodes, 2016
Freddie Fox ...  Mark Thatcher 10 episodes, 2020
Charles Edwards ...  Martin Charteris 9 episodes, 2019
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
Greg Wise ...  Lord Mountbatten 9 episodes, 2016-2017
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This show focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a twenty-five-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 façade 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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Drama | History

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Trivia

John Lithgow (Sir Winston Churchill) previously starred as former President Franklin D. Roosevelt opposite Bob Hoskins' Sir Winston Churchill in World War II: When Lions Roared (1994). 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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Featured in ITV Evening News: Episode dated 13 November 2019 (2019) See more »

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A fantastic portrayal of British Royal history
30 November 2016 | by sadmanhasanSee all my reviews

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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UK | USA

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Release Date:

4 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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$156,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.00 : 1
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