The Crown (2016– )
9.4/10
4,926
32 user 4 critic
A horrible disaster in the Welsh town of Aberfan leaves scores of children dead, but when the Queen takes a week to decide to visit the town to offer solace to its people, she must confront her reasons for postponing the trip.

Director:

Benjamin Caron

Writers:

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

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Colman ... Queen Elizabeth II
Tobias Menzies ... Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Helena Bonham Carter ... Princess Margaret
Ben Daniels ... Lord Snowdon
Marion Bailey ... Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Jason Watkins ... Harold Wilson
David Rintoul ... Michael Adeane
Charles Edwards ... Martin Charteris
Sinead Matthews ... Marcia Williams
Sam Phillips ... Equerry
Ifan Huw Dafydd Ifan Huw Dafydd ... Howell
Richard Harrington ... Fred Phillips
Jack Parry-Jones ... Teacher
Dyfrig Morris Dyfrig Morris ... Thomas Edwards
Gwyneth Keyworth ... Gwen Edwards
Edit

Storyline

A horrible disaster in the Welsh town of Aberfan leaves scores of children dead, but when the Queen takes a week to decide to visit the town to offer solace to its people, she must confront her reasons for postponing the trip.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

On October 29, 1966, eight days after the disaster, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Aberfan to pay their respects to those who had died, coinciding with the end of the main rescue phase. In March 1973, the Queen would return and open the Memorial Garden, which is on the site of Pantglas Junior School. In May 1997, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh would plant a commemorative tree in the same garden. See more »

Goofs

All the external shots of the village show the correct type of terrace housing but many clearly have modern UPC type windows and doors which didn't exist as early as 1966. See more »

Quotes

Harold Wilson: We can't be everything to everyone and still be true to ourselves.
See more »

Soundtracks

All Things Bright and Beautiful
(uncredited)
Written by Cecil F. Alexander and William H. Monk
See more »

User Reviews

 
Breathless
18 November 2019 | by zicoalphaSee all my reviews

Beautifully poignant! My heart reeled as my emotions felt the full weight of such a tragedy. Storytelling at its powerful best.


72 of 74 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 32 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed