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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.


Rupert Goold


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

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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 Tim McMullan ... James Reiss
Katie Brayben ... Diana
Nyasha Hatendi ... Paul
John Shrapnel ... Archbishop of Canterbury
Parth Thakerar Parth Thakerar ... Spencer
Ian Redford Ian Redford ... Speaker
Max Bennett ... Coottsey


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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14 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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


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


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

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iambic pentameter
13 June 2017 | by mariani309See all my reviews

FINALLY, capturing on camera THE GENIUS WORK of the British stage. We are so fortunate to have preserved Pigott-Smith and cast for generations to come. This is writing, acting, costumes, lighting and direction at a brilliant level that demands at least three viewings, maybe four. There are turns in the plot which are unpredictable. There are issues regarding race and sex and class and politics which illuminate. The sightings of Diana just right. nice work!

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