The Crown (2016– )
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A Company of Men 

Elizabeth feels disconnected from Philip. Eden copes with international pressure and ill health. An interview stirs up harrowing memories for Philip.


Philip Martin


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
Vanessa Kirby ... Princess Margaret
Jeremy Northam ... Anthony Eden
Greg Wise ... Lord Mountbatten
Will Keen ... Michael Adeane
Daniel Ings ... Mike Parker
Chloe Pirrie ... Eileen Parker
Pip Torrens ... Tommy Lascelles
Harry Hadden-Paton ... Martin Charteris
Billy Jenkins ... Prince Charles
Finn Elliot ... Young Philip
Chris Gordon ... Duke of Edinburgh's Valet
Ivanhoe Norona Ivanhoe Norona ... Polynesian Islander


Elizabeth feels disconnected from Philip. Eden copes with international pressure and ill health. An interview stirs up harrowing memories for Philip.

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The beard that Matt Smith (Philip, Duke of Edinburgh) starts 'growing out' while aboard the Britannia is fake and glued on. He said that it was miserable to wear but that it did make him feel confident. See more »


Around 32'55, just after the beard-growing competition is announced, we see the captain of the yacht shaving his beard off: he uses his razor incorrectly. The blade of a straight razor is run parallel to the cheek, not perpendicular as he does. See more »


Philip, Duke of Edinburgh: Just don't ever let my vanity get the better of me again.
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References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »

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The Development Philip's Character Needed
6 September 2020 | by ozdemiroktaytunaSee all my reviews

It has been really hard to empathize with Philip's characters in the first season, not because his motives were wrong or Matt Smith's performance was lacking but because we never really understood who he was. In 8th episode of Season 1(Pride & Joy) we truly understand the relationship between the mother and her daughters, and that episode is one of my favorites. This episode kind of tries to do the same thing with Philip and mostly succeeds. The episode is not a flashback episode which I truly appreciate because when the stories of the past are slowly told in the present it is more effective. Especially in the middle of the episode, the interview scene, the episode shines a lot. This episode is real great start for Philip's arc, but it's still a start; it needs much more to become perfection. My only problem with the episode is the side story(not Elizabeth's) which just made the episode drag. This episode also made me realize that when Elizabeth and Philip are apart, they are actually closer emotionally than when they are together.

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8 December 2017 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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2.00 : 1
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