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The Crown 

TV-MA | | Drama, History | TV Series (2016– )
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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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 Bobo Macdonald / ... 13 episodes, 2016-2017
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 Duke of Edinburgh's Valet 13 episodes, 2016-2017
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 Equerry / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2017
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 Martin Charteris 11 episodes, 2016-2017
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 Jock Colville 9 episodes, 2016
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 Mike Parker 9 episodes, 2016-2017
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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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Trivia

Alex Jennings plays the abdicated Duke of Windsor. Jennings previously starred as another royal family member, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, in The Queen (2006). Both projects were written by Peter Morgan. Jennings is now renown for playing royals. He also portrayed King George III in Liberty! The American Revolution (1997), and King Leopold I of Belgium (whose wife Princess Charlotte of Wales died before she could become Queen of the United Kingdom) in Victoria (2016). 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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Referenced in Sean Bradley Reviews: Breathe (2017) See more »

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This is simply Outstanding
16 November 2016 | by 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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