What the Stars of The Crown Look Like in Real Life

The Queen Mother looks pretty different without her furs and jewels.

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Netflix's series The Crown when it comes to period-appropriate costumes — and it shows. The series' high-production value is just one reason it has been such a hit. But what do to actors and actresses look like without all of the regalia? Read on to find out.

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Queen Elizabeth II: Claire Foy
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It's no small feat stepping into the Queen's royal shoes, but fortunately actress . She previously portrayed Anne Boleyn on PBS's Wolf Hall.

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Prince Philip: Matt Smith
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Best known for his role as the eleventh doctor on Doctor Who, Matt Smith has retired his Tardis to portray Prince Philip.

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John F. Kennedy: Michael C. Hall
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The former Dexter star joins The Crown's second season as one of .

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Jackie Kennedy: Jodi Balfour
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The South African actress originally pursued modeling and pageants, but shifted to acting around 2008. The Crown marks her first big debut.

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The Duke of Windsor: Alex Jennings
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The controversial Duke of Windsor is Alex Jennings most recent British royal role. He has previously portrayed King Leopold on the TV series Victoria.

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Wallis Simpson: Lia Williams
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Best known for her roles in theater and television, Lia Williams is back in The Crown's second season as Wallis Simpson.

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Anthony Eden: Jeremy Northam
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Cast as Anthony Eden, the short-lived UK Prime Minister, is Jeremy Northam. A regular on the period drama circuit, so to speak, Northam previously starred in Emma and Gosford Park, and the Showtime hit series The Tudors.

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The Queen Mother: Victoria Hamilton
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Victoria Hamilton is no stranger to portraying members of the royal family. Notably, she played Queen Victoria in the BBC TV movie Victoria & Albert.

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Princess Margaret: Vanessa Kirby
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Before playing Elizabeth's head-strong younger sister , Kirby was seen in films like Me Before You and Everest, and on-stage alongside alum Jessica Brown Findlay in the Almeida Theatre's production of Uncle Vanya.

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Winston Churchill: John Lithgow
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As much as this show is about royalty, it's about politics, with John Lithgow standing in for the British Bulldog himself.

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King George VI: Jared Harris
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While The Crown primarily focuses on and her early years as monarch, Jared Harris gives a moving performance as her father, the dying King George VI, in the first few episodes of season one.

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