Netflix’s new behind the scenes video from The Crown features series creator Peter Morgan and Claire Foy (‘Queen Elizabeth II’) discussing the series and the Queen. Director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and actors Matt Smith (‘Prince Philip’), John Lithgow (‘Winston Churchill’), and Vanessa Kirby (‘Princess Margaret’) also talk about the true events that inspired The Crown, the costumes, and the scope of the production. Victoria Hamilton, Jared Harris, and Dame Eileen Atkins co-star in the Netflix original series set to debut on November 4, 2016.
The Plot: 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.
The Crown reunites acclaimed writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen). Based on the award-winning play, The Audience, The Crown tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s early reign, revealing the personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th Century.
Watch The Crown featurette: