The Crown (2016– )
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With King George too ill to travel, Elizabeth and Phillip embark on a four-continent Commonwealth tour. Party leaders attempt to undermine Churchill.


Stephen Daldry


Peter Morgan (created by), Peter Morgan | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Foy ... Queen Elizabeth II
Matt Smith ... Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Victoria Hamilton ... Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
Jared Harris ... King George VI
Vanessa Kirby ... Princess Margaret
Jeremy Northam ... Anthony Eden
Eileen Atkins ... Queen Mary
Harriet Walter ... Clemmie Churchill
John Lithgow ... Winston Churchill
Clive Francis ... Lord Salisbury
Nicholas Rowe ... Jock Colville
Pip Torrens ... Tommy Lascelles
Harry Hadden-Paton ... Martin Charteris
Ben Miles ... Peter Townsend
Lizzy McInnerny ... Bobo Macdonald


The early life of Elizabeth II at the point of her marriage in late 1947 during King George VI reign. Through the point in English history when Winston Churchill was elected for a second time as Prime Minister in 1951. The young Elizabeth Begins to understand and learn the responsibilities of the crown. The series explores the relationship of marriage and British leadership beginning with episode 1.

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Sagana Lodge, located on the foothills of Mount Kenya, was built in 1949-1950 as a royal residence. It was a leased wedding gift in 1947 to the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh (later Queen Elizabeth II) from the colony whilst they were in Kenya. The lodge's lease was returned to the Kenyan government after independence in 1963. See more »


After King George VI is pronounced dead, the Royal Insignia (flag) is shown being lowered at Sandringham. This did occur. The Royal flag is flown only when the sovereign is present. Because the heir to the throne, Elizabeth II, was in Africa, her flag could not immediately be raised. Instead, Elizabeth the Queen Mother's flag was raised in the interim. See more »


Queen Mary: Dearest Lilibet, I know how you loved your papa, my son. And I know you will be as devastated as I am by this loss. But you must put those sentiments to one side now, for duty calls. The grief for your father's death will be felt far and wide. Your people will need your strength and leadership. I have seen three great monarchies brought down through their failure to separate personal indulgences from duty. You must not allow yourself to make similar mistakes. And while you mourn your father, ...
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Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Jared Harris and Vanessa Kirby
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queen Mary bows to her granddaughter
8 November 2016 | by vitarizSee all my reviews

as soon as newly proclaimed Queen Elizabeth II arrives to Sandringham house to see her fathers corpse and join back to her family, queen Mary of Teck -80+- meets her in a corridor of the palace and BOWS as deep as she can. right there her fragile stumbling body tells clearly how important this young person has become. standing ovation to that detailed moment.

several insights show juicy details about the royal family so one can perceive somewhat accurately what must have been like to be part of that time in history. most royals quite well portrayed. the resemblance of actors and real characters seems an issue for the first ten minutes. then you may go along into the plot pretty easily thanks to the good acting, directing and production.

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Release Date:

4 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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Left Bank Pictures See more »
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Dolby Digital



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2.00 : 1
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