TV show The Crown charts HM The Queen’s reign

A new TV series, The Crown, looks set to chart the Queen’s ascension to the throne and imagines the trials and tribulations happening behind closed doors.

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John Lithgow plays Sir Winston Churchill in The Crown. Credit: Netflix

This year, HM The Queen became Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and turned 90 years old, so it’s a perfect moment to cast an eye back over her historic reign. Yet there will remain much about her eventful life that we can but imagine and, now, streaming service Netflix has done just that with its 10-part TV series The Crown, a factional look at the private  life of royal family, charting Elizabeth II’s epic reign.

Filmed at a rumoured cost of £100m, the show has been helmed by creative royalty. Written by Peter Morgan (The Queen and Frost/Nixon) and directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot and The Hours), the series also stars a stellar cast, with Claire Foy as the Queen, Matt Smith as Prince Philip and John Lithgow as Churchill, among other famous faces.

Kicking off in 1947 and taking in Princess Elizabeth’s wedding, her father King George VI’s death and her ascension to the throne, and from the look these stunning production shot, the show looks to be a majestic treat.

The Crown premieres on Netflix on 4 November.

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The show recreates the royal wedding. Credit: Netflix

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The Crown cost a rumoured £100m to film. Credit: Netflix

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Clare Foy stars as the Queen. Credit: Netflix

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The Queen’s ascension to the throne is portrayed. Credit: Netflix

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Written by Sally Hales // 6th November 2016

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