The Crown (TV series)
British–American television drama series
The Crown is a historical drama television series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, created and principally written by Peter Morgan, and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix.
|Created by||Peter Morgan|
|Theme music composer||Hans Zimmer|
|Country of origin|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||50 (list of episodes)|
|Production location(s)||United Kingdom|
|Running time||47–61 minutes|
|Distributor||Netflix Streaming Services|
|Picture format||4K (Ultra HD)|
|Original release||November 4, 2016 –|
- The first season is about Elizabeth II coping with her new position as Queen of the United Kingdom as well as the death of King George VI.
- The second season covers events between 1956 and 1964.
- The third season is about the years leading up to 1977 and also introduces Camilla.
- The fourth season focuses on Margaret Thatcher and Diana Spencer.
- The fifth season covers the failing marriage of Diana and Prince Charles.
- The sixth season will be the last but has not been released yet.
Main cast Edit
- Claire Foy (seasons 1–2, featured season 4, guest season 5), Olivia Colman (seasons 3–4), and Imelda Staunton (season 5) as Queen Elizabeth II
- Matt Smith (seasons 1–2), Tobias Menzies (seasons 3–4), and Jonathan Pryce (season 5) as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
- Vanessa Kirby (seasons 1–2, guest season 5), Helena Bonham Carter (seasons 3–4), and Lesley Manville (season 5) as Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
- Eileen Atkins (season 1) and Candida Benson (guest season 5) as Queen Mary
- Jeremy Northam as Anthony Eden (seasons 1–2)
- Victoria Hamilton (seasons 1–2), Marion Bailey (seasons 3–4), and Marcia Warren (season 5) as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
- Ben Miles (season 1, featured season 2, guest season 5) and Timothy Dalton (featured season 5) as Peter Townsend
- Greg Wise (seasons 1–2) and Charles Dance (season 3, featured season 4) as Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
- Jared Harris as King George VI (season 1, featured season 2)
- John Lithgow as Winston Churchill (season 1, featured seasons 2–3)
- Alex Jennings (season 1, featured seasons 2 and 5) and Derek Jacobi (featured season 3) as Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor
- Lia Williams (season 1, featured seasons 2 and 5) and Geraldine Chaplin (featured season 3) as Wallis, Duchess of Windsor
- Anton Lesser as Harold Macmillan (season 2)
- Matthew Goode (season 2) and Ben Daniels (season 3) as Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
- Jason Watkins as Harold Wilson (season 3)
- Erin Doherty (seasons 3–4) and Claudia Harrison (season 5) as Princess Anne
- Josh O'Connor (seasons 3–4) and Dominic West (season 5) as Charles, Prince of Wales
- Emma Corrin (season 4) and Elizabeth Debicki (season 5) as Diana, Princess of Wales
- Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher (season 4)
- Stephen Boxer as Denis Thatcher (season 4)
- Emerald Fennell (season 4, featured season 3) and Olivia Williams (season 5) as Camilla Parker Bowles
- Jonny Lee Miller (season 5) and Marc Ozall (guest season 4) as John Major
- Natascha McElhone (season 5) as Penny Knatchbull, Lady Romsey
- "Netflix plans original UK drama about the Queen". BBC News. May 23, 2014.
- Brown, Mick (November 3, 2016). "The Crown: Claire Foy and Matt Smith on the making of the £100m Netflix series". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
- "The Crown". Real or Fake 4K. Archived from the original on April 2, 2017. Retrieved March 31, 2017.