Heavy Lies The Head – The Crown: The Weight of the Crown Featurette!

The Crown Season 1

The Crown Season 1

Netflix’s The Crown takes us back to when Elizabeth II was a 25-year old newlywed faced with becoming the Queen of England – the world’s most famous monarchy – and dealing with a world in political disarray.

The Weight of the Crown is a featurette in which the cast and creators of the series take us behind the scenes of the production – and the closed doors of the monarchy.

The cast and creators take us behind the scenes of the production and closed doors of the royal family. The Weight of the Crown introduces the upcoming series, available on Netflix from November 4th.

A Netflix original series, 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.

The Crown reunites acclaimed writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen). Based on the award-winning play, The Audience, The Crown tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s early reign, revealing the personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th Century.

The Crown stars Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, Matt Smith as Prince Philip, John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill, Victoria Hamilton as the Queen Mother, Jared Harris as King George VI, Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret and Dame Eileen Atkins as Queen Mary, among others.