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.
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.
Best known for his role as the eleventh doctor on Doctor Who, Matt Smith has retired his Tardis to portray Prince Philip.
The former Dexter star joins The Crown's second season as one of .
The South African actress originally pursued modeling and pageants, but shifted to acting around 2008. The Crown marks her first big debut.
The controversial Duke of Windsor is Alex Jennings most recent British royal role. He has previously portrayed King Leopold on the TV series Victoria.
Best known for her roles in theater and television, Lia Williams is back in The Crown's second season as Wallis Simpson.
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.
Victoria Hamilton is no stranger to portraying members of the royal family. Notably, she played Queen Victoria in the BBC TV movie Victoria & Albert.
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.
As much as this show is about royalty, it's about politics, with John Lithgow standing in for the British Bulldog himself.
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.