Helen Mirren won a Best Actress Oscar for playing THE QUEEN. The real life Queen Elizabeth II reached a major milestone this month. She celebrated her Sapphire Jubilee. It was 65 years to the day since the Queen acceded to the throne following the death of her father, George VI, in 1952.
It's really good. What you'll love about it is that The Royals are shown as the flesh and blood mortals behind all that pomp and circumstance. These are people who had insecurities, jealousies, sex lives and family squabbles. Despite all the exterior signs of luxury and upper class life, behind closed doors some of them can definitely display an unmistakable touch of the gutter. Here's a trailer.
"Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown." ~Shakespeare's HENRY IV
You will see how true that line is when you watch this engrossing British import. Enjoy John Lithgow's brilliance in THE CROWN on Netflix.