We present the full press conference for Netflix’s new series The Crown from Stephen Daldry and Peter Morgan.
The series stars Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Jared Harris, Dame Eileen Atkins & Victoria Hamilton. Peter Morgan’s previous work on The Queen and the Michael Sheen Tony Blair films stands him in fine stead for this tale, while Stephen Daldry is best known for Billy Elliot and The Hours, as well as a prominent career directing on the stage.
During the press conference they talk about what it was like when they first wore the costumes and specifically the crowns, how they feel about the Royal Family watching the show, comment on how people have compared The Crown to Downton Abbey and talk up how they used the huge budget that has come with the show to create spectacular set pieces.
Here’s the full press conference, The Crown drops all its episodes on the 4th of November.
THE CROWN focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne….a new era is dawning. Peter Morgan’s masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen’s private journey behind the public facade with daring frankness. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace….the leaders of an empire await.