The other night I was bored to death, scrolling down Twitter in search of who-knows-what and… what did my eyes see?
WHAT?! A new TV series about the Queen of England? Jaaaaaysus! YAY!
With all this enthusiasm, you may think I’m a monarchist. But nothing could be further from the truth. I’m against this European bunch of spongers and blue-blooded morons, really.
But, for me, this is not about politics. Actually, I’ve never been into them. I do always love a good story, though, especially period dramas related to strong women.
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It’s the most expensive Netflix’s series yet, and it’s expected to last for six seasons!
So let’s get to the point and let me introduce you to the cast and characters of The Crown‘s first season:
Claire Foy — Young Queen Elizabeth II
What little girl in this world hasn’t ever dreamt of becoming a Queen? Young English actress Claire Foy has made her dream come true by portraying a Queen of England… Twice!
In 2015, she was Anne Boleyn in BBC2’s Wolf Hall miniseries. You may also know her for Little Dorrit, Season of the Witch, The Promise and Upstairs Downstairs, the sequel to the homonymous TV series from the 70s. And now Foy plays a terrific role as young Queen Elizabeth II.
The bad news is that the actress will be leaving the show in season 3 along with Matt Smith (who plays Prince Philip). After The Crown Season 2, they will be replaced by new casts who will play the older characters versions of Elizabeth and the prince consort. This is such a shame!
Matt Smith — Prince Philip
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is performed by Matt Smith, best known as the Eleventh Doctor in the BBC science-fiction TV series Doctor Who.
He is probably one of the main reasons why I’m totally addicted to The Crown. He looks absolutely stunning. With a prince like this, who doesn’t want to be Queen?
Vanessa Kirby — Princess Margaret
Vanessa Kirby portrays a seductress and carefree Princess Margaret, the four-years-younger and only sibling of Queen Elizabeth II.
In The Crown‘s first season you’ll witness Margaret’s affair with Captain Peter Townsend (played by Ben Miles), 15 years older than the princess.
Jared Harris — King George VI
Victoria Hamilton — The Queen Mother
Dame Eileen Atkins — Queen Mary
Alex Jennings and Lia Williams — Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson
After the introductions, will you be watching The Crown?