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)
Billy Jenkins ...
 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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Several actresses in the series have previously played other English queens. Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth II) starred as Anne Boleyn in Wolf Hall (2015). As well as this, Victoria Hamilton (Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) played Queen Victoria in Victoria & Albert (2001). Eileen Atkins, who is playing Queen Mary of Teck for the second time (she previously starred as the monarch in Bertie and Elizabeth (2002)), played Eleanor of Aquitaine (wife of Henry II) in Robin Hood (2010). In addition to these portrayals, Kate Phillips (Venetia Scott) played Jane Seymour (third wife of Henry VIII) in Wolf Hall (2015). In the series, her character supplants Anne Boleyn played by Claire Foy. See more »

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John Lithgow as Churchill is 6'4" tall, however Churchill was in reality only 5'8" tall. See more »

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A Visual Stunner
11 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Regardless of what you may think of the Royals Netflix has poured a ton of money into this exquisite production about the life of Queen Elizabeth. It is a show which requires fixed attention as things progress at a unhurried pace. The opening musical evolution is enchanting and never grows old. Actress Claire Foy is beautifully riveting in the role of Elizabeth; someone who wants to have a normal life and yet is made to feel her duty as Queen should be the highest priority. It has been suggested the Queen is warm, has a sense of humor, is compassionate and this portrayal conveys it. She is wise enough to realize she's going to have to forge her own way as those around her are stymied in their own limitations or ignorance. John Lithgow transforms into Winston Churchill and is equally stellar. Their scenes together are superb. If Peter Morgan's research is accurate I can fully appreciate how Princess Diana must have felt. The show is rounded out by a wonderful supporting cast. This show is my favorite Netflix production so far.


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