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Assassins 

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

Director:

Benjamin Caron

Writers:

Peter Morgan (created by), Peter Morgan | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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 ... Clementine 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
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Storyline

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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Drama | History

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Left Bank Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Churchill's former residence Chartwell is extensively used throughout this episode. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Graham Sutherland: If you're engaged in a fight with something, then it is not with me. It's with your own blindness.
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Connections

References Assassins (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Pomp and Circumstance: March No. 1 in D
(uncredited)
Composed by Edward Elgar
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Absolute perfection
3 June 2018 | by lee-lewellSee all my reviews

Everything about the interaction between Churchill and the painter is perfect.. everything


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