Wondering what to watch this weekend? The phrase of the week is “small scale”, when it comes to both budget and theme of the films coming to streaming.
The new 9-part series will see stars like Claire Foy and Bear Grylls discover the truth about their ancestors.
Set in a remote and isolated Mennonite colony in Bolivia, the film explores the aftermath of a series of horrific crimes.
Many actors have portrayed the Queen on screen throughout her 70-year reign, and a few have spoken out to pay tribute.
Creator Morgan has revealed future plans for the show following the lukewarm reception to the third season
But BBC director-general Tony Hall claims the period drama attracted fewer viewers in the UK than Bodyguard, the smash-hit BBC drama starring Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes.
Tom Hiddleston won Best Actor as superspy Jonathan Pine in The Night Manager. Taut, stylish spy thriller The Night Manager gave star Tom Hiddleston his first Golden Globe for Leading Actor in a TV Film or MiniSeries, playing protagonist Jonathan Pine. Being the nice guy and Unicef advocate that he is, Hiddleston highlighted the valuable work of aid workers helping children in Sudan, dedicating his win to them.
Premiering to triumphant acclaim, Netflix’s latest series The Crown is based on Queen Elizabeth II’s epic reign. From her wedding to Prince Philip, to her ascent to the throne at the age of 25 and dealing with her ailing Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the show packs a whole lot in 10 episodes. Wolf Hall actress Claire Foy is admirably quaint as the newly-appointed Queen Elizabeth II while former Doctor Who star Matt Smith is easily likeable as Prince Philip. The Crown is television at its finest, an outstanding achievement on every scale. In the supernatural dramadey Lucifer, Tom Ellis plays the devil Lucifer Morningstar, who decides he’s sick of life in hell and comes above ground for a holiday – and some fun.
The Golden Globe Award nominees have been announced, with BBC’s The Night Manager up for four awards. Tom Hiddleston is nominated for Best Actor in the TV Movie or Mini-Series category for his intense performance as Jonathan Pine, with the sublime Olivia Coleman and Hugh Laurie both named in the Best Supporting Actress and Actor categories for TV Movie or Mini-Series.
Netflix’s latest series The Crown does exactly that. Premiering to triumphant acclaim, The Crown is based on Queen Elizabeth II’s epic reign. Creator Peter Morgan (whose film credits include The Queen and Frost/Nixon) came up with the idea of The Crown while writing his 2015 Tony Award-winning play The Audience, starring Helen Mirren who starred as an elderly version of the monarch.
Netflix debuted it’s latest series The Crown to a triumphant fanfare, wowing critics and audiences alike. The £100 million 10-episode first season boasts an admirably charming Foy as the young Queen determined to make her marriage work as she attempts to balance her private and public lives. Smith is easily likeable as Prince Philip, who struggles to find his place while his wife is Queen and Lithgow’s Churchill is convincing as a Prime Minister whose deteriorating health causes power politics within his party.
If anything can get us through the British winter, and fill the Downton-shaped hole, it’s going to be a lavishly set costume drama from Peter Morgan, the writer of the 2006 film The Queen starring Helen Mirren. The Crown, Netflix’s ambitious and most expensive show promises drama, intrigue and power politics in the 10-part series, following the early life of Queen Elizabeth II. The new full-length trailer features a young Elizabeth as she embarks on her reign as the newly crowned Queen as well as dealing with private conflicts between her new husband Prince Philip. The trailer opens with the Queen on her honeymoon as she receives the news of her father’s death. “Long live Queen Elizabeth” are the words that echo throughout, as we are given glimpses of how her new role will impact her her new husband, Prince Philip, and affect her relationship with the prime minister, Winston Churchill.
Created, written by and starring Community’s Donald Glover, Atlanta is a semi-autobiographical comedy-drama about two cousins as the attempt to find their big break in rap music. The eight-part Doctor Who spin-off written by young adult author Patrick Ness follows the sixth former’s of Coal Hill Academy. The show features a cast of fresh new talent as well as Mr Selfridge’s Katherine Kelly.
Prince Philip played by Doctor Who’s Matt Smith? Erm, where can we sign up to watch this ASAP?