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Season 1 of The Crown premiered November 4, 2016 on Netflix and consists of 10 one-hour episodes. It covers the period from 1947 to 1956, beginning with Princess Elizabeth's marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh and ending in the months following Winston Churchill's resignation as Prime Minister in April, 1955.


The Royal Family

Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II
Matt Smith as Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret
Jared Harris as King George VI
Victoria Hamilton as Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
Eileen Atkins as Queen Mary
Alex Jennings as Edward, Duke of Windsor
Lia Williams as Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

Extended Family

Greg Wise as Lord Louis Mountbatten
Daniel Betts as Ernst August Prinz von Hannover

The Royal Household

Ben Miles as Group Cpt. Peter Townsend
Pip Torrens as Tommy Lascelles, King George VI's and later the Queen's private secretary
Harry Hadden-Paton as Martin Charteris, Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh's private secretary
Will Keen as Michael Adeane, the Queen's second private secretary
Patrick Drury as the Lord Chamberlain
Patrick Ryecart as Bernard, 16th Duke of Norfolk and the Earl Marshal
Martin Bishop as George VI's valet
Lizzy McInnerny as Bobo McDonald's the Queen's dresser


The Conservative (Tory) Party

John Lithgow as Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister
Harriet Walter as Clementine Churchill
Jeremy Northam as Anthony Eden, the Foreign Secretary
Nicholas Rowe as Jock Colville, Churchill's Private Secretary
Clive Francis as Lord Salisbury

The Labour Party

Simon Chandler as Clement Attlee


# Image Title Writer(s) Director
101 Wolferton Splash Wolferton Splash Peter Morgan Stephen Daldry
102 Hyde Park Corner Hyde Park Corner Peter Morgan Stephen Daldry
103 Windsor Windsor Peter Morgan Philip Martin
104 Act of God Act of God Peter Morgan Julian Jarrold
105 Smoke and Mirrors Smoke and Mirrors Peter Morgan Julian Jarrold
106 Geliginte Gelignite Peter Morgan Julian Jarrold
107 Scientia Potentia Est Scientia Potentia Est Peter Morgan Benjamin Caron
108 Pride & Joy Pride & Joy Peter Morgan Philip Martin
109 Assassins Assassins Peter Morgan Benjamin Caron
110 Gloriana Gloriana Peter Morgan Philip Martin

Companion Book

Lacey, Robert (2017). The Crown: The Official Companion (Volume 1: Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill and the Making of a Young Queen, 1947-1955). New York: Crown Archetype. ISBN 978-1-5247-6228-5


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