Vanessa Kirby says playing Princess Margaret was ‘enough’ after Bafta win 

“I just felt like the luckiest person in the world to play somebody that was so colourful and vivid and brave and strong”

Actress Vanessa Kirby says the chance to get to know the character of Princess Margaret was “enough” of an honour after she won a Bafta award for her portrayal of the royal.

In May Kirby, 30, received the Bafta TV award for best supporting actress for her performances as the Queen’s sister in Netflix series The Crown.Kirby won the category after being selected by the judges over fellow actors Anna Friel, Julie Hesmondhalgh and Liv Hill [ . . . ]

Source: Vanessa Kirby says playing Princess Margaret was ‘enough’ after Bafta win | Irish Examiner


The Girl in the Spider’s Web trailer | Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander

The new Lisbeth Salander is grimmer and grittier than ever


Claire Foy needn’t have worried about being typecast by The Crown. The first trailer for The Girl in the Spider’s Web is here, and it features the actress as we’ve never seen her before.

Gone are her queenly trappings from the Netflix drama, replaced by the short hair, tattoo and biker leathers of hacker Lisbeth Salander as she takes down abusers before confronting a terrible danger from her own past.

It’s a far cry from her famous royal role, both physically and because it’s hard to imagine Her Maj tasering a man in the genitals. In fact, it’s probably light treason for us to even write that sentence. Oh well.

Salander has previously been played by Noomi Rapace and Rooney Mara in different Swedish and English-language adaptations of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series (which feature Salander as the lead character), while the new film is based on a novel by David Lagercrantz, who took over the series after Larsson’s death.

The film also stars Sylvia Hoeks, Sverrir Gudnason, LaKeith Stanfield and Stephen Merchant among others.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web will be released in UK cinemas on the 9th October

Source: The Girl in the Spider’s Web trailer | Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander – Radio Times

The Crown, Season 2: How True Is It?

It sure seems real, sumptuously produced and beautifully acted. But how much truth? How much fiction?

Season 2 of the successful Netflix series The Crown that premieres Friday, December 8,  kicks off with a taboo subject: the rumored infidelity of the British monarch’s husband, Prince Philip, with a fictional ballet dancer (which is based on rumors at the time of an affair with the actress Pat Kirkwood.)

At the same time, some biographers like Sarah Bradford in her book Queen Elizabeth II: Her Life in Our Times, present his infidelity as a fact, adding that she talked with two women who had been romantically involved with the royal consort.

The answer about how close is The Crown to the real life of the British royals, though, is very nuanced. After all, throughout its history the royal family has become quite adept at keeping secrets.

“The series is incredibly accurate and true to the history,” Robert Lacey, a historical biographer and consultant for the series who just published his new book, The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1: Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill and the Making of a Young Queen (1947-1955), told royal correspondent Tom Sykes. “If you go into the Left Bank offices—Left Bank being the company producing the series for Netflix—the first thing you see is a huge newsroom with eight full-time researchers working away, and that’s just the start, the raw material.” | Read More at : The Crown, Season 2: How True Is It?

Netflix ‘The Crown’ Season 2 Air Date: More Political & Disastrous Events In The Queen’s Reign

Netflix “The Crown” Season 2 spoilers about the storyline, cast, and air date.

Contrary to earlier reports, “The Crown” Season 2 is underway. Netflix’s “The Crown” original series showcases royal drama in the areas of love, family, and politics. With the first season coming to a close, the second season will feature more drama as the former ends with the Queen’s struggle following Winston Churchill’s resignation and the short tenancy of Anthony Eden plus the scandal that followed his short reign […]

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The Disastrous Shadow Looming Over The Crown Season 2

How a crippling drug addiction brought England to its knees.

There was more than enough interpersonal, romantic, and familial drama in the first season of The Crown to give Peter Morgan’sintellectual exploration of Queen Elizabeth’s first years on the throne a nice, soapy sheen. The sisterly conflict over Princess Margaret’s affair, the insinuations about Philip’s roving eye, and Elizabeth’s strong emotional connection to Lord Carnarvon were all the stuff dynastic family dramas are built on. And while we know there will be no lack of royal tension moving forward—Season 1 very cleverly laid the groundwork for the tumultuous marriage of Charles and Diana, decades later—it’s probable that Season 2 will actually be a good deal more political.

Elizabeth and her country are headed into one of the biggest tests they would ever face. And, sadly, they’ll end up failing it. […]

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