Writer: Peter Morgan
Directors: Stephen Daldry, Benjamin Caron, Philip Martin, Julian Jarrold
Starring: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, Vanessa Kirby, John Lithgow
Production Companies: Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television Production UK
Kent Locations Used: The Historic Dockyard Chatham
The Crown is a Netflix Original ten part historical drama series focusing on the reign of the young and newlywed Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy). The series promises a world full of intrigue and revelations from behind the closed doors of Westminster and Buckingham Palace as The Queen steps up to represent the world’s most powerful monarchy and forge a relationship with Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill (John Lithgow) during the dissolution of the British Empire.
Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) writes The Crown which is said to be the most expensive series to be produced by Netflix, estimated at £100 million. Stephen Daldry (The Reader, The Hours), Benjamin Caron (Wallander, Scott & Bailey), Philip Martin (Prime Suspect: The Final Act, Hawking) and Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane, Kinky Boots) direct various episodes of the series.
The cast includes Claire Foy (Wolf Hall, Little Dorrit), Matt Smith (Doctor Who, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Mad Men), Vanessa Kirby (About Time, Everest) and John Lithgow (Interstellar, Shrek).
The Crown production team chose to visit Kent to film at The Historic Dockyard Chatham where they filmed a dockside scene on Anchor Wharf after building part of the side of a ship.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham dates back to the 17th century and contains over 100 buildings from the Georgian and Victorian periods. The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a popular film location that has previously featured on screen in Suffragette (2015), Downton Abbey (2013) and Les Miserables (2013).
The first series of The Crown is released on Netflix on Friday 4th November 2016.
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