The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1: Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the Making of a Young Queen by Robert LaceyThe official companion to the critically acclaimed Netflix drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown by Peter Morgan, featuring additional historical background and exclusive images.
Starring Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill, Netflixs original series The Crown, created by Peter Morgan and growing out of his Oscar-winning movie The Queen starring Helen Mirren, paints a unique and intimate portrait of Britains longest-reigning monarch. This official companion to the shows first season is an in-depth exploration of the early years of Elizabeth IIs time as Queen, complete with extensive research, additional material, and exclusive, beautifully reproduced images.
One of the shows most powerful themes is that royals do not choose their duty; it is thrust upon them. Princess Elizabeth never expected her father to die so suddenly, so young, leaving her not only a throne to fill but a global institution to govern. Crowned at twenty-five, already a wife and mother, follow the journey of a woman learning to become a queen while facing her own challenges within her own family. This is the story of how Elizabeth II drew on every ounce of strength and British reserve to deal with crises not only on the continent but at home as well.
Written by bestselling historical biographer Robert Lacey, who also serves as the shows historical consultant, this official companion provides an in-depth exploration from behind the palace gates. Relive the majesty of the first season of the hit show, with behind-the-scenes photos, meticulously researched images from the time, and more.
Making of The Crown - Interviews with Claire Foy, Vanessa Kirby & More
The first season covers the period from Queen Elizabeth's marriage to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh , in to the disintegration of her sister Princess Margaret 's engagement to Group Captain Peter Townsend in The second season covers the period from the Suez Crisis in through the retirement of the Queen's third prime minister, Harold Macmillan , in to the birth of Prince Edward in
The Crown: Claire Foy and Matt Smith on the making of the ?100m Netflix series
Please refresh the page and retry. I n , landing at London Airport on a flight from Kenya, where she had learnt of the death of her father, King George VI, and her own ascension to the throne, the new Queen Elizabeth was handed a letter from her grandmother, Queen Mary. The two Elizabeths will frequently be in conflict with one another, but the Crown must win. Must always win. This scene, which is played out in the new series The Crown, is a fiction. The King had, indeed, died; and his daughter had landed at London Airport.
Did he really cheat on the queen? The question has been making the rounds for a long time among experts royalists, biographers and the British public. At the same time, some biographers like Sarah Bradford in her book Queen Elizabeth II: Her Life in Our Times , present his infidelity as a fact, adding that she talked with two women who had been romantically involved with the royal consort. The answer about how close is The Crown to the real life of the British royals, though, is very nuanced. After all, throughout its history the royal family has become quite adept at keeping secrets.
'The Crown' Sets Explained by the Show's Set Designer - Notes on a Set
One place you are never allowed to go, for obvious reasons, are the private apartments. If I were to line up the beds within the framing of these doorways, then suddenly you have an architectural metaphor for a marriage. You can now compose and choreograph intimacy, distance, absence, isolation, and coming together. Having created this bedroom layout on paper, Childs and his team faced the difficult task of finding locations that could re-create the look of Buckingham Palace. From there, it became a matter of ensuring that the filming locations, which were scattered throughout the British countryside, could blend together to create the illusion of one palace. Of course, a physical space can only do so much.
After what feels like the longest wait of all time, Season 3 of The Crown will finally hit Netflix on November 17, So to sate your thirst for all things royal family-related ahead of the show's return, we're taking a look at behind-the-scenes details and fun facts about your favorite Netflix series. From Olivia Colman's nerves about taking over from Claire Foy as the queen, to John Lithgow's problematic height when playing Winston Churchill, here's everything you need to know about The Crown. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly , Olivia Colman called the prospect of replacing Claire Foy as the queen "horrendous. She also revealed that it was almost impossible not to impersonate Foy's unforgettable performance. Despite her newbie status, creator Peter Morgan knew right away that Corrin was his Diana.