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Matt Smith, Claire Foy and John Lithgow attend special screening of Netflix's The Crown | Daily Mail Online
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:57 AM
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Upbeat actors making the press rounds here. I do love John Lithgow.
Lithgow and Foy on new royal drama, "The Crown" - Videos - CBS News
Charlie Rose has also done an interview, but the video is not posted yet. I'll share when it comes up.
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The Crown writer Peter Morgan reveals why he avoided meeting the Queen | Daily Mail Online
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Roll on November 4tth!

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Netflix's The Crown leaves a sour taste in the mouth, ROBERT HARDMAN says | Daily Mail Online
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From Lord of Time to Duke of Edinburgh, Matt Smith will be playing Prince Philip in Netflix's lavish royal drama The Crown.

The 10-part first season will drop this Friday (November 4) - but Smith told Hello! that a chance meeting with Prince William last year helped him prepare for the role.

The pair crossed paths at a charity polo match, so Smith couldn't resist asking Wills "if he had any advice".

"He said, 'Just one word - legend.' And he's right, Philip was a bit of a rock star, really."
Read more: Matt Smith reveals he asked Prince William for advice on how to play Prince Philip in The Crown
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NY Times Review: Netflix Does Queen Elizabeth II in ‘The Crown,’ No Expense Spared.

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Who else is binge watching? I'm a few episodes in so far. John Lithgow as Churchill has stolen the show for me so far. No matter how "historical" it is, it is gorgeously done and highly watchable.
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Old 11-04-2016, 01:34 PM
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I'll be watching it later tonight and probably all weekend
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I'm so looking forward to this. I'm going to start watching it tonight and through the weekend.
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Old 11-04-2016, 02:21 PM
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I watched part of the first episode this morning.

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HM hesitates when saying her marital vows. That sort of bothered me. It could be poetic license, and if it is I am a bit surprised. HM was in love with PP why would she hesitate saying her vows. Doesn't seem right.
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Old 11-04-2016, 03:35 PM
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I watched the first two episodes.

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Overall I'm enjoying it, but there are a few issues. First, I agree with the previous poster about the wows. There's a full audio recording of the wedding ceremony - which I have on CD. It's been a while since I listened to it, but I can't remember Elizabeth pausing.

Another thing that bothered me is that when she left the carriage the bridesmaids stayed back and didn't adjust her veil, a fact that is well documented (there's a wonderful photo that many here probably remember).

Also the clothes and jewellery, especially the most documented and iconic pieces, could be more accurate, as well as her hair.
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SPOILER

they are dressing princess andrew of greece and denmark as a nun which isn't correct

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...f14e98e7d8.jpg

they are confusing what she wore in the coronation with what she actually wore in the wedding .

and the scene when they were taking pictures of the couples the dialogue between queen mary and the queen mother make it looks like it was the first time they saw princess andrew which isn't right .
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Old 11-04-2016, 08:52 PM
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Of course!
Maybe they changed that because they didn't want to get back to the issue later. In the first episode there are many explanations about facts and people in the dialogues (such as the comments about Philip's sisters).
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Old 11-04-2016, 09:07 PM
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I watched the first episode last night-- at least I tried to watch it, I really did. However, from the beginning things just jarred. For a start, the accents just weren't right, and I'm not talking about the US actor playing Winston. The Queen had a very distinct voice as a young woman, quite high pitched and very upperclass (naturally.)

I'm aware that plummy and cut glass accents stopped being taught in UK drama schools somewhere around 1975 but it's a problem I've noticed in other productions where younger actors in period TV dramas attempt to speak as the upper classes did generations ago. They usually make a valiant stab at it but sometimes it doesn't pay off and it didn't here, from the leads down. It was especially noticeable among the female actors. The actor playing Prince Philip wasn't too bad, though the timbre of his voice was very different to PP's.

I know this isn't a documentary. Far from it in fact. However, couldn't the casting directors have found actors that sort of approximated the likenesses of the people they were playing? The actor playing King George VI for example looked absolutely nothing like the frail looking King of the late 1940s/1950s. Princess Margaret was stunning looking as a teenager and young woman, with glorious eyes. 'The Crown's' Princess Margaret was drab and ordinary. Why did the actor who played Clementine Churchill, who wore her hair at that time in a very 1940's roll at the back, have a modern curly hairstyle?

As for errors, there were many. Just one as an example. No doctor, then or now, being issued into the presence of his sovereign, would have walked over to a desk where the monarch was seated and just sat down without an invitation to do so.

It's things like that, small things that would never have happened, that just irritated me so much that I switched off after a while. Sorry, 'The Crown' obviously had loads of money spent on it, but details matter. I won't be watching any more episodes.
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I watched the first episode tonight. It was okay, and I agree with all the previous posters about the errors in accuracy. However, I did enjoy the interiors, they really looked like Buckingham Palace (maybe they were?) and the actress playing Queen Mary did a great job.
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I'm up through episode eight. The historical inaccuracies are mostly small and while there are a few silly moments (Margaret's tiara trying on scene in episode eight is incredibly silly)- I think overall it's remarkable and a lot of fun


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And some of the quibbles people here have with the production would have resulted in a show that held absolutely zero interest for people who don't obsessively study royal history. Most of the inaccuracies are meant to provide narrative momentum.


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