Season 2 of the Netflix drama The Crown was released on 8 December 2017.


Set at the cusp of the "swinging 60s", Season 2 picks up shortly after the events at the end of Season 1, with Anthony Eden's tenure as Prime Minister (April 6, 1955 – January 10, 1957) and his handling of the Suez crisis.[1]


Anton Lesser as Harold Macmillan awaits an audience with the Queen

The season will continue to cover the tenure of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan (played by Anton Lesser) from January 10, 1957 – October 19, 1963,[2] and will feature a state visit by President John F. Kennedy (Michael C. Hall) and First Lady Jaqueline Kennedy (Jody Balfour); among their entourage will be Kennedy's brother Bobby (Julian Ovenden).[3] The brief tenure of Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home (1963-64), then the beginning of Harold Wilson's (1964) first term as Prime Minister will also occur during the season. Having stepped down as Prime Minister, Winston Churchill (John Lithgow) will not appear in Season 2.

Season 2 will delve deeper into Philip, Duke of Edinburgh's life and his relationship with Prince Charles, and will include the birth of Prince Andrew (February 1960) and possibly Price Edward (March 1964).[4] Matthew Goode will join the cast as society photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, who will marry Princess Margaret.[5] The season will explore the beginning of their bohemian lifestyle, as well as the birth of their children.


The Royal Family

Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II
Matt Smith as Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret
Victoria Hamilton as Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
Greg Wise as Lord Louis Mountbatten
Matthew Goode as Antony Armstrong-Jones
Alex Jennings as Edward, Duke of Windsor
Lia Williams as Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

The Royal Household

Will Keen as Michael Adeane, the Queen's second private secretary
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
Martin Bishop as George VI's valet
Lizzy McInnerny as Bobo MacDonald, the Queen's dresser


Jeremy Northam as Anthony Eden, the Prime Minister (April 6, 1955 – January 10, 1957)
Anton Lesser as Harold Macmillan, the Prime Minister (January 10, 1957 - October 19, 1963)
Clive Francis as Lord Salisbury
Patrick Drury as the Lord Chamberlain
Patrick Ryecart as Bernard, 16th Duke of Norfolk and the Earl Marshal
Tim Steed as John Profumo, the center of The Profumo Affair


  • The season is chiefly written by creator Peter Morgan,[1] and covers the period from 1955 to 1964.


# Image Title Writer(s) Director
201 201 Misadventure Peter Morgan Philip Martin
202 202 A Company of Men Peter Morgan Philip Martin
203 203 Lisbon Peter Morgan Philip Martin
204 204 Beryl Amy Jenkins and Peter Morgan Benjamin Caron
205 205 Marionettes Peter Morgan Philippa Lowthorpe
206 206 Vergangenheit Peter Morgan Philippa Lowthorpe
207 207 Matrimonium Peter Morgan Benjamin Caron
208 208 Dear Mrs. Kennedy Peter Morgan Stephen Daldry
209 209 Paterfamilias Tom Edge and Peter Morgan Stephen Daldry
210 210 Mystery Man Peter Morgan Benjamin Caron


  1. 1.0 1.1 'The Crown' Creator Discusses Season 1 and Why He's Not Committing to a Third Season (Yet) (November 2016)
  2. Filming The Crown: on the set of the lavish Netflix series – in pictures (November 2016)
  3. ‘The Crown’ Adds Michael C Hall & Jodi Balfour As Jack & Jackie Kennedy (February 2017)
  4. The Crown season two on Netflix: release date, cast, story and everything you need to know (August 2017)
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