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The Best Characters On 'The Crown', Ranked

Updated May 6, 2020 605 votes 72 voters20 items

List RulesVote up your favorite historical characters from the hit Netflix show.

Get ready for a royally great time as we rank The Crown’s best characters. The historical Netflix drama centers on Queen Elizabeth II, who is perfectly played by Claire Foy, and depicts her time as queen throughout the years.

From Winston Churchill’s resignation in the 1950s to the Apollo 11 moon landing in ‘69 up to today, The Crown juxtaposes different moments in history and portrays them through Elizabeth’s unique point of view. With so many amazing real-life characters (including Prince Philip, King George VI, and even John F. Kennedy), finding your favorite character shouldn’t be hard. In fact, The Crown's cast features diverse talent from both sides of the pond. Current A-list actors include John Lithgow, Olivia Colman, and Matthew Goode.

Be sure to vote up the best characters on The Crown so readers can see which characters history favors the most. Is your favorite character missing? Add them to the list! And don't forget to check out these other shows like The Crown!

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    Winston Churchill

     Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters On 'The Crown', Ranked
    Photo: Netflix

    Too much knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

    • Actor: John Lithgow
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    Princess Elizabeth

    Princess Elizabeth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters On 'The Crown', Ranked
    Photo: Netflix

    To do nothing is often the best course of action, but I know from personal experience how frustrating it can be. History was not made by those who did nothing.

    • Actor: Claire Foy
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    Princess Margaret

     Princess Margaret is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters On 'The Crown', Ranked
    Photo: Netflix

    I know how I am: a woman for the modern age.

    • Actor: Vanessa Kirby
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    Prince Philip

     Prince Philip is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters On 'The Crown', Ranked
    Photo: Netflix

    Who we are is not what we wear or what glitters. It’s the spirit that defines us.

    • Actor: Matt Smith
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