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.
'The Crown' Is Getting a 6th Season After Creator Changes His Mind on Season 5 Finale
The Netflix series that follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II is getting a sixth season after creator Peter Morgan changed his mind about the season five finale, multiple outlets report. Morgan's statement reiterates what the Netflix show's executive producer, Suzanne Mackie, said earlier this year about the possibility of covering Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's story on the show. "I'm greatly honored, Staunton told ET in May. Since then, ET has learned that British actress Lesley Manville will take over the role of Princess Margaret in season five from Helena Bonham Carter. RELATED CONTENT:Josh OConnor on Playing Prince Charles in 'The Crown' (Exclusive)Prince Harry Wants to Stop Netflix's 'The Crown' Before It Gets to His Life'The Crown' EP Addresses Likelihood They'll Tell Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Story
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.