Acting Fit For Royalty – The Crown Review

Written by Bethany Unwin

Recently, I watched The Crown Seasons 1-4 on Netflix. The Crown, in my personal opinion, is one of the most well made shows I have seen over the recent years.


The acting was truly exceptional with a stand out performance from Claire Foy, Claire Foy plays Queen Elizabeth II in season 1 and 2 of The Crown. Claire beautifully captures the Queen’s confidence, vulnerability, nobility, unyielding approach while also displaying her huge warmth for her people and country. Claire Foy took us on Queen Elizabeth’s journey, allowing us to feel a great deal of empathy and admiration for the monarchy. All roles were well cast and played their parts to a very high standard, for me, other outstanding performances were given by Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margret in series 1 and 2), Matt Smith (Prince Philip in series 1 and 2), John Lithgow (Prime minister Winston Churchill in series 1,2 and 3), Tobias Menzies (Prince Philip in series 3 and 4) and Emma Corrin (Princess Diana in series 4).

The Crown was principally written by the fantastic Peter Morgan and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. From a production stand point, the show was pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle, everything fit to perfection. The casting was intelligent, the camera angles, editing, lighting, sound, costume, hair and makeup and all other behind the scenes creatives gelled their work together to create an outstanding piece of art that transported us on the magnificent journey of the royal family. Not only was it historically very accurate with their outstanding depths of research, but the level of drama contributed through the text and sub-text provided a fantastic piece of entertainment.

If you haven’t yet watched your crown, this is your sign, to watch some beautiful acting performances along with a fantastically produced piece of television. You can watch all four seasons of The Crown on Netflix, you won’t regret spending your time on this crown jewel of a show.

Acting Fit For Royalty - The Crown Review
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