When you’re young you should be discovering life, but for one certain newly married young woman named Elizabeth becoming the Queen of Great Britain (and the commonwealth), it’s a heavy burden. In Netflix‘s highly ambitious TV series The Crown attempts to tell the story of The Queen’s ascension to the throne. Today Netflix have sent us this new intriguing Behind The Scenes Featurette called ‘The Weight Of The Crown‘ . The cast, crew discuss what it was like to bring this show together, aa never-before-seen look into the private lives of the infamous royal family…
The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II (Foy)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.
Been from the UK I’m not going to boast I am a great fan or advocate of The British Royal family (not The English as the Americans refer them to be). However, this doesn’t mean to say I’m not interested in the story as much of the Royals or any Royal family have always been predominately a closed doors thing. Fans of Downton Abbey, recently finished Victoria similar period tv shows/movies The Crown might just fill those gaps of your ended shows.
The Crown stars Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, Matt Smith as Prince Phillip, John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill, Victoria Hamilton as the Queen Mother, Jared Harris as King George VI, Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret and Dame Eileen Atkins as Queen Mary, among others.
The Crown will be released in 1o parts via Netflix internationally including UK&Ireland from November 4th.