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
During a panel discussion at the 2018 INTV Conference in Jerusalem, producers of the show admitted that Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth) was paid less than Matt Smith (Prince Philip) during the first and second seasons of the program. They apologized for that error and promised that in the future seasons, any actress playing Queen Elizabeth would receive compensation equal to any actor playing Prince Philip. Producer Andy Mackie quipped, "going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen." See more »
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 »
Where to start is very difficult when it comes to what I can only describe as an amazing feat of production and acting. The cast are absolutely outstanding and are nothing but professional.
You can tell a lot of effort has been put into the research and accuracy of the story line. The attention to detail also has to be credited.
I can't find a fault and believe me I've tried. Having watched previous biopics/Dramas regarding royalty I will have to put this at the Top and that is including The Queen which again I would rate at 10/10.
In summery a must watch if you are looking for a great piece of production and a stimulating story line. I would recommend this to anyone.
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