From Academy Award®-nominee and BAFTA® Award-winner
Starring Golden Globe®-winner Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Dame Eileen Atkins, with Jared Harris and John Lithgow
Debuts on Blu-ray™, DVD and Platinum Edition Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 16th, 2017
Created by two-time Academy Award® nominee Peter Morgan (2006, Best Original Screenplay, The Queen; 2008, Best Adapted Screenplay, Frost/Nixon), THE CROWN: SEASON ONE debuts on Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 16th, 2017 courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Starring Claire Foy (TV’s “Little Dorrit” and “Wolf Hall”), whose portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the series won her a Golden Globe® Award, Matt Smith (TV’s “Doctor Who”, Terminator: Genisys) as the Duke of Edinburgh, Vanessa Kirby (Me Before You, Everest) as Princess Margaret, Jared Harris (TV’s “Mad Men,” Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows) as King George VI, and John Lithgow (Interstellar, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) as Winston Churchill, the series takes a sumptuous look at the early part of the Queen’s reign and the circumstances that lead to it.
Also starring Dame Eileen Atkins (TV’s “Upstairs, Downstairs,” Gosford Park), Victoria Hamilton (“Victoria & Albert”, Mansfield Park), Harriet Walter (The Sense Of An Ending, Atonement), Jeremy Northam (Eye In The Sky, Glorious 39), Greg Wise (Blackwood, Effie Gray) and Ben Miles (Woman In Gold, V For Vendetta), THE CROWN: SEASON ONE covers the period from Queen Elizabeth II’s marriage to the Duke Of Edinburgh through to the disintegration of Princess Margaret’s engagement to Peter Townsend, charting how a princess truly becomes a Head of State. The Blu-ray™ and DVD sets will also include a full photo gallery of stills from the filming of Season One.
Produced by Left Bank Pictures, whose recent TV credits include the critically acclaimed “The Replacement” and “The Halcyon,” THE CROWN’s incredible pedigree in front of the camera is matched by the talent behind the scenes. Creator Peter Morgan (The Queen) is joined by a team of directors, whilst the teams responsible for costume design and visual effects each brought home an award each at this year’s TV BAFTAs®. The series is executive produced by Peter Morgan, Stephen Daldry (The Hours), Andy Harries (The Queen), Philip Martin (TV’s
“Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act”), Suzanne Mackie (TV’s “Mad Dogs,” Calendar Girls), Matthew Byam Shaw (Frost/Nixon), Robert Fox (Atonement), Tanya Seghatchian (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Nina Wolarsky (Argo) and Allie Goss (TV’s “Daredevil”).
THE CROWN: SEASON ONE Blu-ray™ and DVD will include a full gallery of unit photography. The season will also be available on Blu-ray™ and DVD as a Platinum Edition Box Set. Presented in premium packaging, this includes a reproduction of an article from The Times from the day of the Queen’s Coronation, 2nd June 1953, along with a House of Windsor family tree art card, an exclusive collector’s coin and the first chapter of The Crown: The Inside History by Robert Lacey.
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.
ABOUT SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
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ABOUT LEFT BANK PICTURES
Left Bank Pictures is a multi-award-winning film and television independent production company launched in 2007. Since then, the company has built up a creative team with a wealth of experience in British filmmaking and broadcasting. Working with the UK’s leading writing, directing and on-screen talent to produce bold, innovative feature films, television dramas and cutting edge comedy, Left Bank Pictures prides itself on nurturing and championing exciting new talent set to create the hits of tomorrow. In 2012 Sony Pictures Television took a majority stake in the company signalling a significant move into scripted production for Sony in the UK. Left Bank Pictures has produced major drama series for the BBC, ITV, Sky 1, WGBH and HBO/Cinemax, comedy series for E4 and motion pictures for Sony Pictures, Europacorp and Optimum Releasing. Their most recent productions were Netflix’s first ever UK-originated drama series – The Crown, The Replacement and Pls Like. Other television credits include Wallander, Mad Dogs, Outlander, Strike Back, Zen, DCI Banks and The Halcyon. The company was named Best Independent Production Company at the Broadcast Awards in 2011, and has been recognised at a number of other award ceremonies including the Golden Globes®, Emmy® Awards, BAFTAs and Royal Television Society Awards. This year The Crown has been nominated for a total of five BAFTA awards and thirteen Emmys.
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