Keep Calm And Crown On Hosts Mary & Blake chat episode 3.01 of The Crown, “Olding”. We chat why Mary is so shocked about Queen Elizabeth’s Age, why we’re...
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Show Synopsis: The Crown is a historical drama web television series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, created and principally written by Peter Morgan, and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. It grew out of Morgan’s film The Queen (2006) and his stage play The Audience (2013). The first season covers the period from Queen Elizabeth’s marriage to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1947 to the disintegration of her sister Princess Margaret‘s engagement to Group Captain Peter Townsend in 1955. The second season covers the period from the Suez Crisis in 1956 to the retirement of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in 1963 and the birth of Prince Edward in 1964. The third season spans the period between 1964 and 1977, including Harold Wilson‘s two periods as prime minister.
The series is intended to last 60 episodes over six seasons, with 10 one-hour episodes per season covering Elizabeth’s life from her younger years to her reign, and with new actors being cast every two seasons. Claire Foy portrays the Queen in the first two seasons, alongside Matt Smith as Prince Philip and Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret. For the third and fourth seasons, Olivia Colman takes over as the Queen, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret. Filming for the series takes place at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, with location shooting throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.