Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.

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 Queen Elizabeth II / ... (14 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (14 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother / ... (9 episodes, 2016)
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 Princess Margaret (9 episodes, 2016)
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 Winston Churchill (9 episodes, 2016)
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 Jock Colville (9 episodes, 2016)
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 Tommy Lascelles (9 episodes, 2016)
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 Anthony Eden (8 episodes, 2016)
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 Peter Townsend (8 episodes, 2016)
Lizzy McInnerny ...
 Bobo Macdonald / ... (8 episodes, 2016)
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 Lord Salisbury (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Clemmie Churchill / ... (7 episodes, 2016)
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 Prince Charles (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Martin Charteris (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Equerry (Buckingham Palace) (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Mike Parker (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Michael Adeane (6 episodes, 2016)
Andy Sanderson ...
 Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester / ... (6 episodes, 2016)
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The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne....a new era is dawning. Peter Morgan's masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen's private journey behind the public facade with daring frankness. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace....the leaders of an empire await. Written by Netflix

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4 November 2016 (USA)  »

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$156,000,000 (estimated)
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Series creator Peter Morgan has previously worked on projects about Queen Elizabeth II's later life. His screenplay for The Queen (2006), which details the monarch's reaction to the death of Princess Diana, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and starred Helen Mirren in the title role. As well this, his critically acclaimed 2015 play, The Audience, also starred Mirren as the Queen, and ultimately inspired this series. See more »

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In reality the Queen and Princess Margaret were almost the same height. Whilst Claire Foy is of similar height to the Queen, Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret) is almost 4 inches taller. In a scene of them walking together, Kirby has flat shoes to offset the height difference. See more »

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This is simply Outstanding
16 November 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Every so often a drama comes along that takes away your breath. Sometimes that's subjective, other times objective. Dramas such as The Jewel in the Crown, The West Wing, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Downton Abbey, House M.D. have all stood at the pinnacle of television drama.

The Crown is right up there at the very top. It is outstanding in every way: faultless. From brilliant dramatisation to acting to score to cinematography: everywhere you look it commands.

Watch it. You won't regret it. You will remember one of those television 'moments' that come along all too rarely.


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