The 30 best and worst performances in The Crown, ranked
The Independent says Over five seasons, The Crown has illustrated, in sumptuous detail, British history, from the twilight days of empire to the revolution of New Labour. Royals through the decades, as well as our most revered and reviled politicians, foreign dignitaries and society celebrities, have been brought to life by Peter Morgan, the show’s creator. And he, along with his casting team of Nina Gold and Robert Sterne, have also faced the unique challenge of casting the same characters at different milestones. Three Elizabeths, three Philips, three Margarets.
As The Crown returns for its final season, it’s time to look back over the many performances that have added stardust to the show. Who nailed their impersonation? Who stole scenes they were barely in? And who was hammier than a slice of gammon? Dealing with the least convincing first, and making our way up to the most magnetic, here are the 30 performances that have defined The Crown so far.