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The Crown 

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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.


Peter Morgan
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Series cast summary:
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
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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Did You Know?


Harry Hadden-Paton (Martin Charteris, seasons 1-2) Charles Edwards (Martin Charteris, seasons 3-4), and Matthew Goode (Antony Armstrong-Jones Snowdon, season 2) all appeared on Downton Abbey (2010). See more »


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 debij-97775See 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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Release Date:

4 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »


Box Office


$156,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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