The Crown (2016– )
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As tensions with Phillip increase, Elizabeth spends time with her old friend Porchey. Churchill's portrait is painted for his 80th birthday.


Benjamin Caron


Peter Morgan (created by), Peter Morgan | 3 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
Vanessa Kirby ... Princess Margaret
John Lithgow ... Winston Churchill
Harriet Walter ... Clemmie Churchill
Jeremy Northam ... Anthony Eden
Stephen Dillane ... Graham Sutherland
Clive Francis ... Lord Salisbury
Nicholas Rowe ... Jock Colville
Daniel Ings ... Mike Parker
Lizzy McInnerny ... Bobo Macdonald
James Hillier ... Equerry (Buckingham Palace)
Simon Chandler ... Clement Attlee
Jo Stone-Fewings ... Collins


As Philip goes his own way, drinking with his friends Elizabeth turns to her love of horse racing, spending time at her stables with trainer Lord Porchester - Porchey. Philip is not interested and suggests that Porchey is more than a friend but Elizabeth refutes this, telling Philip he is the only man she ever loved. Churchill's eightieth birthday is cause for a public celebration and for his portrait to be painted by artist Graham Sutherland, but he rejects the finished product for portraying him as a vulnerable old man and his wife burns it. After consultation with the queen he also steps down as prime minister, giving way to Anthony Eden. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Will Keen (Michael Adeane) and Joseph Kloska (Porchey) also worked together on "Foyle's War (2002)" as Alan Deakin and DC Perkins, respectively. See more »


The horse playing Aureole differs significantly from the racehorse to the breeding horse. The horse's blaze moves from being a thin stripe to being a wider blaze, much more like the real Aureole's. See more »


Sir Winston Churchill: Pray silence for Her Majesty, the Queen.
Queen Elizabeth II: My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen. Dear Winston and Lady Churchill. My confidence in Sir Anthony is complete. And I know he will lead the country on to great achievements, but it would be useless to pretend that either he or any of those successors who may one day follow him in office, will ever, for me, be able to hold the place of my first Prime Minister, to whom my husband and I owe so much. And for whose wise guidance, during the early years of my reign,...
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If this was movie, deserve for Oscar
6 September 2019 | by yosakraiSee all my reviews

Deep to event in history, even who don't interesting for history of Britain and Windsor.

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Release Date:

4 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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2.00 : 1
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