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The Best Characters On 'The Crown', Ranked

Updated April 9, 2021 1.4k votes 165 voters 1.4k views20 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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    Too much knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

    • Age: Dec. at 91 (1874-1965)
    • Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, United Kingdom
    • Gender: Male
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    Peter Townsend

    When referring to the woman I love, and who loves me, and who is soon to be my wife, I'll call her what I d*mn well like. Her name is Margaret.

    • Age: Dec. at 81 (1914-1995)
    • Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar
    • Gender: Male
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    Queen Mary

    To do nothing is the hardest job of all. And it will take every ounce of energy that you have. To be impartial is not natural, not human.

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      With this family, when you’re in, you’re never quite sure that you’re in. But when you’re out, there’s o doubt at all. You’re out.

      • Age: Dec. at 78 (1894-1972)
      • Birthplace: White Lodge, London, London, United Kingdom
      • Gender: Male
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