This show focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a twenty-five-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne....a new era is dawning. Peter Morgan's masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen's private journey behind the public façade with daring frankness. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace....the leaders of an empire await.Written by
Despite her probed talent, when Gillian Anderson was cast to play Margaret Thatcher, many fans argued that she was too sexy for the part. See more »
In reality the Queen and Princess Margaret were almost the same height. Whilst Claire Foy is of similar height to the Queen, Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret) is almost 4 inches taller. In a scene of them walking together, Kirby has flat shoes to offset the height difference. See more »
As magnificent as this series is, it's highly unlikely that anyone in the early 50's used the expressions, ' I just wanted to give you the heads up' or 'ticked all the boxes'.. I suppose I could stand corrected and I guess the writers did thorough research but what do I know ?,
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