• Claire Foy
  • Matt Smith
  • Vanessa Kirby
  • Jeremy Northam
  • John Lithgow
  • Victoria Hamilton
  • Jared Harris
Created by Peter Morgan
Genre Drama, History


UK Release Date 4th November 2016


Focusing on Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the disconcerting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy after her Dad dies. She then has to establish a relationship with Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill.

Is The Plot Interesting?

There might be moments where it is slow-paced but for me it didn’t away from the experience of watching The Crown simply because of the subject matter. I was so interested in learning about Queen Elizabeth II that it didn’t bother me at all.


Is The Acting Good?

The acting was unbelievable. The three people who stood out to me the most were Claire Foy, Matt Smith and John Lithgow because their performances just captured my attention as soon as they came on-screen.

Is The Directing Good?

I thought that the directing was actually the weakest area of the series. If there was anything negative to say about The Crown, it’s that it could seem a bit disconnected at times and that’s down to the directing in my opinion.


Is The Cinematography Good?

According to reports, The Crown is the most expensive project Netflix have worked on and from the cinematography alone you can see why. Every little detail is caught on camera and you can see how much hard work has gone into making it look as real as possible.

Is It Worth Watching?

I can’t recommend The Crown enough if you’re looking for a good show to watch on Netflix because it succeeded all of my expectations and left me wanting more after the ten episodes had finished.


She is the job. She is the essence of your duty. Loving her, protecting her. Of course you’ll miss your career, but doing this for me, doing this for her, I know no greater act of patriotism, or love.

– Jared Harris as King George VI