The ascendance of Queen Elizabeth II and its impact on the Royal Family
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Based on the award-winning play The Audience, this historical drama will trace the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding in 1947 to present day. The Crown reveals the political rivalries and romance behind Elizabeth's reign, as well as the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Netflix will air 10 hour-long episodes of The Crown for its first season. The Audience writer Peter Morgan and director Stephen Daldry will reunite for the new adaptation.
Actress Claire Foy portrays 25-year-old Elizabeth as she prepares to take over the British monarchy. The series follows her as she navigates between the worlds of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, and 10 Downing Street during the United Kingdom’s new era. Joining Foy are Matt Smith as Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill.
- Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II
- Matt Smith as Prince Philip
- John Lithgow as Winston Churchill
- Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret
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