Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Finds its Duke, Queen Elizabeth II and Winston Churchill

By Kitin Miranda | 1 year ago
Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Finds its Duke, Queen Elizabeth II and Winston Churchill

Netflix, next year, will transport audiences and viewers to post-World War II England, and will gain an audience with none other than Queen Elizabeth II and the nation’s post-World War II prime ministers in “The Crown.” According to Deadline, this period piece, has just found its queen, its Churchill, and its Duke of Edinburgh. Read on to learn more about who will be playing these iconic historical roles.

“The Crown,” whose ten episodes will be released on Netflix next year, in 2016, has, according to Deadline, found its Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of Edinburgh and its Winston Churchill.


John Lithgow, a veteran actor, and known for his role on “Third Rock from the Sun,” will be portraying the iconic post-war Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. The role of Queen Elizabeth II will be portrayed by Claire Foy of “Wolf Hall’” and the role of Philip Mountbatten, the Duke of Edinburgh will be portrayed by none other than “Doctor Who’s” Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith.

“The Crown,” which has been in development for some time, is based on the Peter Morgan play entitled “The Audience.” Morgan’s play, for this year, according to the official website of the Tony Awards, garnered three nominations. However, the play received two awards, according to the official website,  as Helen Mirren, who portrayed Queen Elizabeth II, won the Tony Award for Best Performance By An Actress in a Leading Role in A Play; and as actor Richard McCabe won a Tony Award for Best Performance By an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for portraying Prime Minister Harold Wilson. The show, according to Deadline, will also be written by Morgan.

“The Crown” tells an elaborate story behind the intrigues, romance and plots, which shaped England, and the latter half of the twentieth century.  It will center around the two most famous and most prominent addresses in England- 10 Downing Street and Buckingham Palace.

What do you think of Netflix’s newest period piece, and what do you think of Claire Foy as the Queen, Matt Smith as the Duke of Edinburgh, and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Catch “The Crown” when it’s ten episodes are released next year on Netflix.

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