The Netflix period drama just released its fifth season, as this show already received amazing response from the viewers. Let see some of the intresting facts from this series.This series is one of the most expensive television series ever made. Each episode is budgeted at £5 million and it had already been commissioned for two seasons, with the intention of four more, before the first episode had even been completed, or any episode broadcast.
Queen Elizabeth II had blue eyes, like her first portrayer Claire Foy. After Olivia Colman was cast as Elizabeth she was tested with blue contact lenses over her brown eyes, but it was decided they negatively affected her performance. Changing her eye color in postproduction was also tested, but according to the producers “it didn’t feel like her. CGI-ing her eyes seemed to diminish what she was doing.” Eventually it was decided to accept the continuity error.
Although the series makes it seem as though Princess Margaret and Roddy Llewellyn were only together for a short period of time, they were actually together from 1973-1981. Roddy was actually 17 years younger than Margaret.
John Lithgow (Sir Winston Churchill) was the only American actor playing a British character in the series through the second season. In the fourth season, Gillian Anderson, who was born in the United States but raised variously in the U.S. and England, plays Margaret Thatcher.
Claire Foy was breast-feeding her newborn infant during production of the first season. When she first read the script, she was already five months pregnant and, as such, never dreamed she’d have a chance of landing a leading role.
Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret) doesn’t smoke in real life. So during production, she had to smoke herbal cigarettes.
Every actor who has been cast as Prince Philip has a connection to the Game of Thrones (2011) universe. Matt Smith, who plays Prince Philip in the first and second seasons, stars as Daemon Targaryen in the Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon (2022). Tobias Menzies, who portrays Prince Philip in seasons 3 and 4, previously played Edmure Tully in Game of Thrones (2011). Jonathan Pryce, who appeared as the High Septon/High Sparrow in the fantasy series, takes over as the older Prince Philip in season 5.