The story of Queen Elizabeth II is coming to Netflix and it’s British actress Claire Foy who will play her on the small screen in The Crown. Foy stars as the 25-year-old in the biopic that will show Elizabeth ascend to the crown just one year later after the death of her father King George VI. In the first trailer, we also meet Prince Phillip Mountbatten, played by Doctor Who star Matt Smith.
The drama series will show the difficulties the Queen suffered after taking the throne, including those she had with her new husband The Duke of Edinburgh.
“You’ve taken my career from me,” Smith says in the trailer as Prince Phillip. “You’ve taken my home. You’ve taken my name. I thought we were in this together?”
It will also show problems she had with her sister Princess Margaret played by Vanessa Kirby. It highlights how two sisters though close, were treated a bit unfairly since Elizabeth was expected to become queen after the death of her father someday.
“Remember what papa called us, Kirby asks as Princess Maragaret in the trailer. “Yes,” Foy responds as Elizabeth. Adding, “Elizabeth is my pride and Margaret is my joy.” Kirby corrects her saying, “but Margaret is my joy.”
The Crown will be available on Netflix on November 4.