Watch This! Queen Elizabeth takes ‘The Crown’ on Netflix

Claire Foy in the Netflix series 'The Crown.'

Claire Foy plays Queen Elizabeth II as she takes the throne and marries Prince Philip (Matt Smith) in The Crown, a new series coming to Netflix next month. It’s a lavish show that recreates the royal world of the 1950 Britain and is written by Peter Morgan (who wrote The Queen) and produced by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot), both Oscar nominees. John Lithgow co-stars as Winston Churchill.

The series premieres on Netflix on November 4

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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