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Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 9:45AM EDT
The Queen's Royal Art Collection is inspiring a scripted series from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Simon Cowell
“We’re doing story behind portraits in the royal collection. This came out of conversations about every great film like The Duchess. The portraits hang in the royal collection and there’s incredible stories behind them,” says Nigel Hall, the head of TV for Cowell's Syco production company. “Every episode, which is Julian’s idea, ends with the portrait being painted. For instance, one of the stories is a servant who worked for three kings and the queen. It’s a bit like The Butler. They’re all fascinating stories.”
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 1:42PM EDT
Check out Olivia Colman as The Crown's second Queen Elizabeth II
Source: The Daily Mirror
Colman, taking over the role from Claire Foy for Seasons 3 and 4 of the Netflix series, was spotted filming a scene of the Queen reacting to the Aberfan disaster in 1966, which claimed the lives of 116 schoolchildren and 28 adults.
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 10:47PM EDT
Watch the trailer for Queen Elizabeth II documentary Queen of the World, featuring Meghan Markle's first interview as a Royal
HBO will show the ITV documentary on Oct. 1.
Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 11:54PM EDT
HBO to air a Queen Elizabeth II documentary
Queen of the World, premiering Oct. 1, will feature footage from the Queen's private film archives. It was originally made for Britain's ITV.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 2:28PM EDT
The Queen makes David Attenborough giggle in The Queen's Green Planet documentary
Source: Radio Times
The trailer for ITV's The Queen’s Green Planet features Queen Elizabeth II and the legendary host walking and talking around the garden at Buckingham Palace. The Queen and Attenborough were actually born weeks apart, and are both approaching their 92nd birthdays in the coming weeks. The documentary special also features Prince Harry and Angelina Jolie.
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 12:23PM EDT
ABC docuseries will tell The Story of the Royals
The two-night, four-hour docuseries will mark the latest partnership between ABC and People magazine after last year's successful The Story of Diana. The Story of the Royals will look closely at the key figures in four generations of the British Royal family.
Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 9:04PM EST
Lifetime's Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance casts Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II
New Zealand actress Bonnie Soper will take on the role of Princess Di, while Fargo vet Margaret Sullivun will play the matriarch of the Royal family.
Posted Sunday 1/21/18 at 3:26AM EST
Paul Bettany is in talks to play Prince Philip on The Crown
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Bettany is set to take over the role from Matt Smith, joining Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in the third season of the Netflix Royal drama.
Posted Sunday 1/14/18 at 1:04PM EST
Smithsonian Channel tonight features a rare interview with Queen Elizabeth II
Source: CBS News
The Queen talks about her 1953 coronation, in honor of its upcoming 65th anniversary, on the documentary The Coronation.
Posted Saturday 1/13/18 at 12:37AM EST
Why Victoria is preferable to The Crown
Source: The New York Times
Netflix’s Queen Elizabeth II series has received more buzz and critical acclaim than the Masterpiece drama based on Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother. Of the two, Mike Hale finds Victoria to be more “immediately gratifying.” He adds: “So call me shallow, or just contrary, for preferring the breezy, full-blooded pleasures of Victoria to the more finely wrought, stiffer virtues of The Crown. Who would have thought that the person for whom the Victorian Era was named would be this much fun?”
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:01PM EST
No, Helen Mirren won’t play an older Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown
Source: The Daily Beast
“No, I’m not. No, no. Done with that,” Mirren said when asked if she’ll be reprising her role of Queen Elizabeth II that won her an Oscar for the 2006 film The Queen, which was penned by The Crown creator Peter Morgan.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 5:21PM EST
The Top 5 most-read Wikipedia pages of 2017 include Queen Elizabeth II, Game of Thrones Season 7 and Meghan Markle
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
According to Wikipedia's statistical analysis, The Crown likely helped deliver more than 19 million page views to the Queen’s Wikipedia page. Her predecessor, Queen Victoria, ranked 13th thanks to the Victoria TV drama. Meanwhile, Game of Thrones Wikipedia pages ranked fourth and sixth. 13 Reasons Why placed 10th, while Riverdale came in at No. 18.
Posted Thursday 10/26/17 at 10:17PM EDT
The Crown casts Olivia Colman to succeed Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The Broadchurch star will take over Foy's role, playing an older version of the Queen.
Posted Wednesday 9/06/17 at 11:14PM EDT
Claire Foy on playing Queen Elizabeth II: “I would hate the idea of her watching it”
“When you’re playing a real person, you never want to be ghoulish," the Crown star says. "I don’t want to pick apart a person. I want to invent someone. So I would hate for her to watch it and think I overdramatized anything."