The Crown is one of Netflix's most promising (and expensive) productions of the last few years. The first two seasons follow the members of the British Royal family as well the Prime Minister as they navigate politics and personal dramas in the '50s and '60s.
The real history behind The Crown comes quite close to what you see on the show. It portrays how a young and inexperienced Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen Elizabeth II, and the challenges she faces as a new ruler. There are also plenty of scandals, including the steamy romance of Princess Margaret and Peter Townsend - all of which certainly happened without question.
This list features photos of the real people in The Crown side by side with their actor counterparts. From a young Prince Charles to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the actors on The Crown do a great job of capturing the essence of the Royal House of Windsor and their contemporaries. And if you're looking for more historical fiction, make sure to check out these other shows like The Crown!
The Wedding Of Prince Philip Mountbatten And Princess Elizabeth In 1947
Elizabeth On Tour Of The Commonwealth Countries, Australia In 1954 And Kenya In 1952
Winston Churchill, Prime Minister Of England
Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Ceremony In 1953