Matt Smith

Netflix names star cast to original series The Crown

The series bows in 2016 and delves into the intrigues and love lives behind the doors of Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street.
June 18, 2015

Can’t get enough of the British Royal Family? Fear not. Netflix has you covered.

The SVOD unveiled on June 18 some of the cast members who will star in it’s upcoming original series, The Crown.

Tackling the role of Queen Elizabeth II is Claire Foy (BBC2’s Wolf Hall). Matt Smith (pictured), of Dr. Who fame, is Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, while John Lithgow (Third Rock from the Sun) is Sir Winston Churchill.

All 10 episodes of the scripted series are set to debut across all Netflix territories in 2016.

The story details the intrigues, love lives and machinations going on behind the doors of two of the most famous addresses in the world — Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street. It’s described by Netflix reps as a “gripping decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the prime ministers who shaped Britain’s post-war destiny.”

The Crown reunites writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Eilliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen). Daldry, Philip Martin and Julian Jarrold will direct episodes from scripts by Morgan.

The Crown is produced by Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television. Morgan, Daldry, Martin, Harries, Suzanne Mackie and Tanya Seghatchian serve as executive producers along with Robert Fox and Matthew Byam Shaw. Andrew Eaton serves as Producer.

Photo: By ImagineCup [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


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