TV Series | TV-MA | | Drama, History
Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.
Dialect coach William Conacher, who tutored Helen Mirren for her Tony Award-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's 2013 play "The Audience," had a peculiar challenge for leads Claire Foy and Matt Smith and their pronunciation of such simple terms as "thank you" and "was." He was opposed to Foy attempting a clichéd impression of Her Majesty, so when he explained to her that the queen barely opens her mouth when she speaks, Foy was better able to relax her jaw and enunciate "thank you" as a more brief, "thenk yu." Smith, on the other hand, had difficulty with the word "was" which he pronounced as "wuz," when the more princely intonation was more like, "whawz".
John Lithgow as Churchill is 6'4" tall, however Churchill was in reality only 5'8" tall.