Matt Smith has been cast as Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh in new Netflix drama, The Crown. The no-demand content broadcaster today announced initial casting on the Netflix original series, which sees 'gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain’s post-war destiny.' The cast includes Claire Foy as Elizabeth (E.R. II) and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill alongside the former Doctor Who actor. The 10-episode first season is scheduled to premiere on Netflix in 2016. The Crown reunites writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen). Morgan also wrote Oscar-winning film The Queen and stage hit The Audience, both starring Helen Mirren as the sovereign. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now The Crown is produced by Left Bank Pictures in … [Read more...] about The Crown: Matt Smith confirmed as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in new Netflix series
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LEE DIXON has been confirmed as one of the pundits for ITV's coverage of the 2018 World Cup this summer. Presenter Mark Pougatch will be joined with a number of former footballers and commentators including Henrik Larsson, Martin O'Neil, Jacqui Oarley, Eni Aluko and referee Mark Clattenburg. ITV confirm Sky Sports pundit and Manchester United legend Gary Neville will lead World Cup coverage in Russia Who is Lee Dixon? THE 54-year-old is a former Arsenal and England defender. He started his career at Burnley as part of the youth team and made his professional debut for them in 1982. After struggling to get into the Clarets team he spent time at Chester and Bury before moving to Stoke in 1986 for £50,000. After two years at the Potters where he impressed he moved to Arsenal where he made 458 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 25 goals. He received his England call up in April 1990 but due to injuries and his place in the squad never played in a major tournament for his … [Read more...] about Who is Lee Dixon? Former Arsenal and England defender part of ITV’s 2018 World Cup team
Millions watched the event live around the world but now Netflix is dramatising Queen Elizabeth II's wedding to Prince Philip in a new drama. Starring Wolf Hall actress Claire Foy and Doctor Who star Matt Smith, the new dramatisation - called The Crown - was inspired by the famous play The Audience which saw Helen Mirren play the Queen. Netflix says the 10-part series 'tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world - Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street - and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century'. Foy plays the Queen in the drama, and can be seen sporting a replica of her famous Norma Hartnell-designed wedding gown for the filming. Rather than filming at Westminster Abbey, Ely Cathedral stood in for the famous landmark. Foy stepped out of a gold horse-drawn carriage, clutching her wedding bouquet that had been recreated down to the finest detail for the 10-part drama. Sadly for … [Read more...] about Queen Elizabeth’s wedding given the Netflix treatment: The Crown sees Claire Foy portray Her Majesty in biggest role yet
Felicity Jones has portrayed a young Queen Elizabeth in a special reading of early scripts for the phenomenal, 60-hour Netflix drama The Crown, which spans Her Majesty's reign. Plans are also underway for ‘the largest television undertaking in the history of broadcasting' - at around £100 million - to shoot two seasons and a further four with different actresses as the Queen. The 30-year-old joined a cast of 25 actors in London - including Eileen Atkins, Juliet Stevenson, Kika Markham, Alex Jennings, David Calder, Paul Ritter and James D'Arcy - to read from the first five episodes of the mammoth series, penned by Peter Morgan. Morgan also wrote Oscar-winning film The Queen and stage hit The Audience, both starring Helen Mirren as the sovereign. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Actors were hand-picked for the presentation to executives from online channel Netflix, who'd flown in from Los … [Read more...] about Felicity Jones to play a young Queen Elizabeth in ‘£100 MILLION’ Netflix drama The Crown?
This article is part of the Guardian’s 2018 World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the 32 countries who have qualified for Russia. theguardian.com is running previews from two countries each day in the run-up to the tournament kicking off on 14 June. Stanislav Cherchesov took charge of Russia immediately after a disastrous Euro 2016 campaign in which the team – led by Leonid Slutsky – finished last in their group. Shortly after his appointment Cherchesov announced his intention to build a side from scratch. Firstly he switched formation to a back three and began looking for the right combination of defenders. It was a case of shedding the past while moving with the times. “We have not achieved anything with four at the back,” he said when explaining his decision. “Moreover, almost half of Russian Premier League teams are playing with three defenders. So we want to be flexible.” It was … [Read more...] about Russia World Cup 2018 team guide: tactics, key players and expert predictions