The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #381  
Old 01-25-2018, 06:15 PM
MARG's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 9,868
I find myself at a loss to understand the need to denigrate the BRF with lazy Cookie, perpetually manipulated QE, sleazy, adulterous Philip, etc.

Truth is stranger than fiction and the BRF certainly have a story worth telling, just not in the "Dallas" scheme of things. The people that worked for them and their country have had their reputations trashed, all in the name of "artistic license", and the BRF have been belittled and treated as pretty insignificant in the scheme of things.

Obviously, nobody ever taught them about the hand that feeds them. Try doing without the BRF and discover that an empty palace or castle is just that. Thousands come to the UK to do the Royal Tours, to see where the Queen lives and hope to catch a glimpse of a royal meanwhile, the Netflix is busy roasting the goose that lays the golden eggs.

Williams wedding brought in millions in tourism, etc. and Harry's wedding is already generating a fair amount of income and yet "The Crown" wallows in historical inaccuracies which are unforgivable when writing about real people who are still alive. Obviously, the producers are too lazy to research the actual people they were writing about. But hundreds of thousands, even millions of people think this is the "real truth".
__________________

__________________
MARG
"Words ought to be a little wild, for they are assaults of thoughts on the unthinking." - JM Keynes
Reply With Quote
  #382  
Old 01-25-2018, 06:45 PM
XeniaCasaraghi's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Texas, United States
Posts: 3,690
Actually I think it has been proven that empty palaces are just as profitable as filled ones; at least according to the tourism to France. Don't quote me on that...
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #383  
Old 01-25-2018, 07:44 PM
AdmirerUS's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 6,034
Quote:
Originally Posted by An Ard Ri View Post
Olivia Colman explains how she got the part of Queen Elizabeth in The Crown speaking to Radio Times before Xmas.

I was IN PAIN watching Derek Jacoby in this clip. Off topic, I know, but he is a treasure and you can actually observe him thinking "why am I here, they are ignoring me."

As long as Olivia does not go all aristo-look-down-the-nose (which she has in a few roles) I think she will be great. Elizabeth is above - but she does tend to look across, not down OR to use her dry wit.
__________________
"And the tabloid press will be a pain in the ass, as usual." - Royal Norway
Reply With Quote
  #384  
Old 01-25-2018, 09:18 PM
Pranter's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 12,310
I really like Olivia Colman.


LaRae
Reply With Quote
  #385  
Old 01-25-2018, 11:33 PM
Claire's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 1,611
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skippyboo View Post
Olivia Coleman was already announced as the new Elizabeth. She is signed on. The same with Helena Bonham Carter.

Paul Bettany as Philip isn’t confirmed and the latest report is he has withdrawn himself from consideration. His wife Jennifer Connelly is signed up for a tv show based on The Snowpiercer movie. So he may not want to separate his family (they has 2 school age kids) to come film here in the UK.
Paul Bettany might also feel he is too close to the subject matter - He is The Countess of Wessex's cousin.
Reply With Quote
  #386  
Old 01-26-2018, 11:08 AM
Dman's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 15,835
Paul is out for the role of Prince Philip:
Paul Bettany is 'out of the running to take over in Crown' | Daily Mail Online

Matt didn’t play the best Prince Philip IMO. He portrayed Prince Philip almost as a shy person. We all know Prince Philip carried himself as a very confident and upright man.
__________________
"WE CANNOT PRAY IN LOVE AND LIVE IN HATE AND STILL THINK WE ARE WORSHIPING GOD."

A.W. TOZER
Reply With Quote
  #387  
Old 01-27-2018, 10:49 AM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 209
Even though The Crown is fiction, Princess Margaret's character has some of the best lines in the series and I can surely imagine the real Princess Margaret saying them:

"People like you don't get to insult people like me, they get to be eternally grateful."

When the Queen informed Margaret there had been complaints from her royal neighbours at KP due to her renovation work:

"Who sent you on this ugly mission? Marina? She'd do well to remember her place. As a low ranking member of your husband's refugee family, she's lucky to be here at all."

"Oh is it Alice? That cantankerous old bat."

Laughed my head off on this part.
Reply With Quote
  #388  
Old 01-27-2018, 02:20 PM
JR76's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Malmö, Sweden
Posts: 3,669
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kronprinz View Post

"Who sent you on this ugly mission? Marina? She'd do well to remember her place. As a low ranking member of your husband's refugee family, she's lucky to be here at all."

Laughed my head off on this part.
Margaret should feel lucky that Grand Duchess Vladimir didn't rise from the grave to get her for dissing her granddaughter 😂
Reply With Quote
  #389  
Old 01-27-2018, 02:31 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmhí, Ireland
Posts: 32,035
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kronprinz View Post
Even though The Crown is fiction, Princess Margaret's character has some of the best lines in the series and I can surely imagine the real Princess Margaret saying them:

"People like you don't get to insult people like me, they get to be eternally grateful."

When the Queen informed Margaret there had been complaints from her royal neighbours at KP due to her renovation work:

"Who sent you on this ugly mission? Marina? She'd do well to remember her place. As a low ranking member of your husband's refugee family, she's lucky to be here at all."

"Oh is it Alice? That cantankerous old bat."

Laughed my head off on this part.
She said all whilst polishing off a bottle of Scotch and was meant to be pregnant
Reply With Quote
  #390  
Old 01-27-2018, 02:33 PM
JR76's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Malmö, Sweden
Posts: 3,669
Quote:
Originally Posted by An Ard Ri View Post
She said all whilst polishing off a bottle of Scotch and was meant to be pregnant
That's Maggie for you 😋
Reply With Quote
  #391  
Old 01-27-2018, 02:38 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmhí, Ireland
Posts: 32,035
Vanessa Kirby will be a hard act to follow though I'm sure Helena Bonham Carter will do a good job in seasons 3 and 4!



https://media1.popsugar-assets.com/f...8_thecrown.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #392  
Old 01-27-2018, 04:59 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 209
Quote:
Originally Posted by JR76 View Post
Margaret should feel lucky that Grand Duchess Vladimir didn't rise from the grave to get her for dissing her granddaughter ��
Quote:
Originally Posted by An Ard Ri View Post
She said all whilst polishing off a bottle of Scotch and was meant to be pregnant
And there's more

Queen: "Goodness. The dining table in the same room as the kitchen?"

Margaret: "It's modern. It's egalitarian."

Queen: "You're the least egalitarian person that I know."

"The whole nasty, jealous circus, cooped up in this ridiculous compound, furious because we got the largest apartment."
Reply With Quote
  #393  
Old 01-29-2018, 08:33 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Waterford, United States
Posts: 2,948
I know who I’d like to see as an older Philip- Bill Nighy.
__________________
"If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.”

Abraham Lincoln
Reply With Quote
  #394  
Old 01-30-2018, 01:20 AM
Commoner
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: München, Germany
Posts: 39
The Crown is fiction, but with characters who are/were real persons. I think, if thestory is based on real persons, there will always be families, people who get hurt by the portrait. For me personally, it doesn't need to get 100% accurate. If i am interested enough in the person, to watch a film/series about, which is usual thing for me (although in seldom cases, i only watch it, because of the actress/actor who has a part in it), i will do quite some reading afterwards, to get an accurater picture.
Reply With Quote
  #395  
Old 02-06-2018, 04:29 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 209
That time of the year...and one of the most powerful scenes on the show.

Reply With Quote
  #396  
Old 02-11-2018, 06:29 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 209
"Congratulations, by the way."

Reply With Quote
  #397  
Old 03-10-2018, 05:52 PM
eya eya is offline
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: -, Greece
Posts: 20,462
Hugh Laurie is the Prince Philip for the 3rd season of The Crown

Hugh Laurie to replace Matt Smith as Prince Philip in The Crown | Daily Mail Online

Forget Hugh Laurie!! We have another confirmation about the actor who play Prince Philip!

‘The Crown’ Casts Tobias Menzies as New Prince Philip – Variety
Reply With Quote
  #398  
Old 03-10-2018, 08:15 PM
Pranter's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 12,310
Absolutely love Hugh Laurie...can totally see him as Prince Phillip...he is great using a hard cutting reply/remark.

LaRae
Reply With Quote
  #399  
Old 03-12-2018, 07:22 AM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmhí, Ireland
Posts: 32,035
I'd never have guessed Hugh Laurie but he is none the less a good choice for Prince Philip.
Reply With Quote
  #400  
Old 03-29-2018, 06:01 AM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmhí, Ireland
Posts: 32,035
So Tobias Menzies is replacing Hugh Laurie,wonder what happened?
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
british royal family, duke of edinburgh, queen elisabeth, the crown


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Victoria" (2016-Present) - ITV Drama Series on Queen Victoria An Ard Ri The Electronic Domain 174 11-21-2019 04:58 PM
"The Taking of Prince Harry" (2010) - Channel 4 Drama Film wbenson The Electronic Domain 17 10-26-2010 10:16 AM




Popular Tags
america archie mountbatten-windsor asia baby names birth britain britannia british british royal family camilla camilla's family camilla parker-bowles camilla parker bowles carolin china chinese ming dynasty asia asian emperor royalty qing chinese clarence house colorblindness commonwealth countries coronation crown jewels customs duchess of sussex duke of cambridge duke of sussex edward vii elizabeth ii family life fashion and style gemstones george vi gradenigo gustaf vi adolf hello! henry viii hochberg house of windsor hypothetical monarchs jack brooksbank japan kensington palace king edward vii lili mountbatten-windsor line of succession list of rulers medical meghan markle monarchist movements monarchists mongolia mountbatten names nara period pless politics prince harry princess eugenie queen consort queen elizabeth ii queen louise royal ancestry solomon j solomon spanish royal family st edward sussex suthida taiwan tradition united states of america wales


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:11 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021
Jelsoft Enterprises
×