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Claire Foy and Matt Smith in The Crown | © Alex Bailey/Netflix
Claire Foy and Matt Smith in The Crown | © Alex Bailey/Netflix
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Claire Foy And Matt Smith Tell All About Playing Royals In 'The Crown'

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Film Editor
Updated: 5 November 2016
Culture Trip’s London Film and TV editor Cassam Looch spoke to the stars of Netflix’s new blockbuster series The Crown, and found out what it’s like portraying the most famous couple in the world.

Written by Peter Morgan, the man behind the Oscar-winning film The Queen, and directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot), The Crown is Netflix’s latest epic series which has already begun filming a second season even before the first has aired.

Reportedly costing over $100m and with 60 episodes planned in total, the drama follows Elizabeth Windsor (Claire Foy) as a 25-year-old princess and reveals how she took the throne at a time of great national turmoil.

Through the relationship between 10 Downing Street and Buckingham Palace, we see Elizabeth deal with a battle-hardened Winston Churchill (John Lithgow) and her more intimate moments with Philip Mountbatten (Matt Smith).

Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith spoke of the intriguing way in which Prince Philip has served his country and the research he undertook to play the role.

Season of the Witch star Claire Foy told us about what it was like when she found out she was going to be playing the most famous woman on the planet. We also found out about her take on the “deep love” between Elizabeth and Philip that is the core of the series.

The Crown is available everywhere on Netflix from November 4