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King Charles III (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 14 May 2017
Prince Charles' fictional accession to the throne following the Queen's death. When he refuses to sign a controversial bill into law, political chaos ensues: a constitutional crisis, street riots and a tank in front of Buckingham Palace.

Director:

Rupert Goold

Writers:

Mike Bartlett, Mike Bartlett (based on original stage play by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Pigott-Smith ... Charles
Oliver Chris ... William
Richard Goulding ... Harry
Charlotte Riley ... Kate
Margot Leicester Margot Leicester ... Camilla
Tamara Lawrance ... Jess
Adam James ... Prime Minister Tristan Evans
Priyanga Burford ... Mrs. Stevens
Tim McMullan ... James Reiss
Katie Brayben ... Diana
Nyasha Hatendi ... Paul
John Shrapnel ... Archbishop of Canterbury
Parth Thakerar ... Spencer
Ian Redford ... Speaker
Max Bennett ... Coottsey
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Storyline

A speculative, fictional "what if" scenario based on the controversial play of the same name in which Prince Charles becomes King Charles III following the Queen's death. His scandal-prone family schemes against him, as his controversial political decisions cause constitutional crisis and lead to chaotic riots and army in the streets. Some of the most shocking moments in the story include power-hungry Kate planning to take Charles down, Harry's relationship with a black Republican girlfriend, Camilla slapping her stepson and the ghost of Charles' late wife Princess Diana appearing to her children to give them counsel.

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Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Richard Goulding has also played Prince Harry in The Windsors (2016) See more »

Goofs

The orb and sceptre as well as the crown are placed on a monarch's coffin. Here they are absent. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 11 May 2017 (2017) See more »

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A stunning Shakespearian take on the post Elizabeth II transfer of the Monarchy in an unsettled England.
18 August 2019 | by lesleyswcSee all my reviews

While it is shocking to see living people turned into characters that behave in unexpected ways, it is a pure and glorious tragedy that any Greek or Elizabethan playwright would recognize. Betrayal and unmasked ambitions abound. There is even a ghost!


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Official Sites:

BBC

Country:

UK

Release Date:

14 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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