Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II of England in The Crown TV show. Nine Things You Should Know

Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II of England in The Crown TV show. Nine Things You Should Know

Claire Foy is an English actress, best known for playing as Anne Boleyn in BBC2’s ‘Wolf Hall.’ Now, she is Elizabeth Windsor in the upcoming TV show ‘The Crown.’ Today, nine things you should know about this series.

Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II of England in The Crown TV show

Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II of England in The Crown TV show

The Crown is a biographical story about the current royal family of the United Kingdom. It will trace the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding in 1947 to the present day.

The series was created and written by Peter Morgan for Netflix. Peter Morgan will write the script with director Stephen Daldry.

The Crown is directed by Stephen Daldry and Benjamin Caron.

The first season, scheduled to premiere in 2016, will consist of 10 one-hour episodes.

It will span 60 episodes over six series.

The Crown is the most expensive drama ever made by the US streaming company.

Main cast: Claire Foy as Elizabeth Windsor; Matt Smith as Philip Mountbatten; John Lithgow as Winston Churchill; Greg Wise as Lord Louis Mountbatten; Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret; and Jared Harris as King George VI.

Video: Claire Foy in The Crown on Netflix. Take a look! It seems great!

Queen Elizabeth II is, since 1952, Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth. She was born in London to the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and was the elder of their two daughters. Her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother Edward VIII in 1936. In 1947, she married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with whom she has four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward.

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  • Adam StJohn Lawrence

    As you say yourself, Elizabeth II is queen of England in the same way that Barack Obama is President of Orange County, California. England is a subdivision of one of the states where she is queen..


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