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I was watching Bertie and Elizabeth and was thinking about how bad the casting was. George V was fine. George VI didn't look like the real George VI at all. Neither did the Duke of Windsor.
Then I was thinking that Queen Mary looks just as good as the Queen Mary in The Crown. I looked it up and it turns out that its the same actress playing both roles.
EDIT: The guy playing Tommy Lascelles was way off. I had no idea who he was even trying to portray until the very end when Liz called him Tommy. Every picture I've seen of him has thin and with a mustache. So they cast a larger, clean shaven guy.
The movie isn't really worth watching. They skimmed over so much. I guess you can't expect much in a 90 minute movie about his entire adulthood.
For those who haven’t seen this yet, “A Royal Night Out” is leaving US Netflix Sep 1 (so Aug 31 is the last day to see it). This is the movie about the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret leaving the safety of the palace to celebrate V-E day with other Londoners. It’s not historically accurate, and it’s not profound, but it is fun.
If you're looking for another period drama to watch, and enjoy tear-jerker romances intertwined with some secrecy and detective work, this one is worth checking out.
Matthew Goode is the link to The Crown, appearing here in a supporting role. A few others, including the two leading ladies, will be familiar from Downton Abbey.
Some other subs do this, and it is especially nice for people who still have some unwatched episodes left.
For others it is a good way to go back and discuss the episodes with a decent amount of people again.
I’m rewatching the Crown and I just have one question. When Edward VIII married his divorced woman, he got demoted to Duke and got an allowance. But if Margaret were to marry Townsend, she loses ALL titles and ALL money. Why doesn’t she become a duchess and get an allowance?
I've started watching season 1 this week and I'm so impressed. What a great show so far! I had very little knowledge of the show going in (other than the real life history of the royals, and my own expectations as a Brit) and have been more than pleasantly surprised.
The acting is great, Claire Foy is fantastic, but I think I've most enjoyed Matt Smith and Eileen Atkins so far. John Lithgow too, but I did have some awareness that he'd been lauded for his Churchill portrayal.
For me, the scene that piqued my interest was Churchill's "prominent nazis!" outburst at the wedding, then Eileen Atkins fantastic monologue of Mary's letter to Elizabeth, and finally their next meeting where she curtseys in her mourning attire. That scene felt positively Lynchian, intense and ominous, I was absolutely hooked. So I was wondering which scenes sucked you in, which had the most impact on you on your initial viewing?
I've not posted on this sub before, so please do let me know if I need spoiler tags or what not.
The actor who played Pip is also in Human Nature, the 3rd series of the new Who
Ever since I started re-watching the new Doctor Who series, I was tempted to find as many interesting facts and trivia as I could, since the first time around I was quite young. It is the joke that England has about 3 actors and everyone either appears in Harry Potter or Doctor Who. And alas, this is definitely an interesting find for me!
Pip Torrens has such a good voice and he commands so much authority over you, as a courier or a school headmaster. If he was my teacher I'd never dare skip one lecture