'The Crown’ returns to blur the line between royals, fiction
When “The Crown” returns Wednesday after a two-year absence, the splintering marriage of Charles and Diana and more woes for Queen Elizabeth II are in the drama’s elegant but intrusive spotlight. There’s swirling off-stage drama as well for the Netflix series that began with Elizabeth’s marriage in the late 1940s and, in its fifth season, takes on the British royal family’s turbulent 1990s. The death of Queen Elizabeth, 96, in September adds an uneasy dimension: We speculate freely about the famous before and after they're gone, but is more owed a country’s beloved and longest-serving monarch?news.yahoo.com
Battle royale over "The Crown"
Battle royale over "The Crown" The latest season of the hit Netflix series "The Crown" has been criticized for liberties taken in its depiction of life inside the British royal family during a most precipitous time: the unravelling of the marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Correspondent Mark Phillips talks with series creator Peter Morgan, and with royal biographer Penny Junor, about the show's dramatic license to thrill.cbsnews.com
Netflix rejects calls to add disclaimer to The Crown
LONDON – Netflix has “no plans” to add a disclaimer to “The Crown” stating that its lavish drama about Britain's royal family is a work of fiction. In a statement Saturday, Netflix said it has always presented the drama, as just that — a drama. “We have always presented The Crown as a drama — and we have every confidence our members understand it’s a work of fiction that’s broadly based on historical events," it said. “The Crown” creator Peter Morgan, whose work also includes recent-history dramas “The Queen” and “Frost/Nixon,” has defended his work, saying it is thoroughly researched and true in spirit. Charles Spencer, Diana’s brother, was one who called on Netflix to add a disclaimer.
Fact or fiction? UK govt says 'The Crown' should be clear
LONDON – Britain’s culture minister thinks the Netflix TV series “The Crown” should come with a disclaimer: It’s a work of fiction. “It’s a beautifully produced work of fiction. So as with other TV productions, Netflix should be very clear at the beginning it is just that,” Dowden told the Mail on Sunday newspaper. “Mixing historical fact and fiction has been around since Shakespeare. “Nobody’s bothered if fact and fiction are all mangled up, so long as it’s saying nice things,” he added.
New this week: Neil Young, 'Miss Juneteenth,' Padma Lakshmi
This combination of cover images show, from left, Rough and Rowdy Ways," by Bob Dylan, "Homegrown," a release by Neil Young and "Bigger Love" by John Legend. Peoples film will debut Friday on-demand on Juneteenth, the annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Miss Juneteenth isnt about that history but the contemporary African American struggle to remain in the middle class. AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSICBob Dylan: Its been eight years since the legend Bob Dylan released an album of original material. Neil Young: Neil Young also has a new album out on Friday, though he finished it 45 years ago.
British royals deny vetting Netflix series 'The Crown'
Paul Grover - Pool/Getty Images(CNN) - The British royal family has denied any involvement with the Netflix series "The Crown," which depicts the life of Queen Elizabeth II, after writer Peter Morgan claimed to meet regularly with "people who are very high-ranking and very active within the organisation." In an interview with the Guardian published last week, Morgan said he met four times a year with members of the royal household in order to brief them on the contents of "The Crown." Ahead of the release of the third season, starring Olivia Colman as the Queen, Morgan told the newspaper, "Respectfully, I tell them what I have in mind, and they brace themselves slightly." "We appreciate that readers of The Times may enjoy this fictionalised interpretation of historical events, but they should do so knowing that the Royal Household is not complicit in interpretations made by the programme," McCabe continued. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.