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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$156,000,000 (estimated)
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This marks the second time that John Lithgow has shared a role with Robert Hardy, and they are both political leaders from the World War II era. They have now each played Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. 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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A fantastic portrayal of British Royal history
30 November 2016 | by (Bangladesh) – See all my reviews

The Crown is one of the fascinating dramas I have watched in very recent of times. First off, the show itself is a bit slow paced but nevertheless, it generates enough amount of suspense over the episodes. The Crown may lack the twist and turning of events than many other historical dramas, but the flawless direction and impeccable acting of its actors do not allow its audiences get disappointed. Secondly, the grandeur of the show is something of a treat to the sore eyes. Netflix has not been so frugal in the making of the show and it has paid them off every penny. The costume and the furnishing of the show within are scintillating. Lastly, this show is a great history lesson for all the viewers, particularly the ones who are of younger generations. It is mostly based on true events, so that is indeed a stand-out fact of the show. Though there were some moments where it seemed a little bit exaggerated but considering its genre as a TV series, that is reasonable. The Crown has allowed its viewers to peek what lies behind the royal curtains and taught a significant truth that a royal born doesn't necessarily get to evade all the personal tribulations that all the other commoners go through. They share just as same values as the other citizens of the country.


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