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How The Crown Stars Compare to Their Real-Life Counterparts
Many of the actors look incredibly similar to the characters they portray.
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Netflix's The Crown shines a spotlight on the early years of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, and like any biopic, some characters are more true-to-life than others. Here's how the cast stacks up to history.

Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II

Matt Smith as Prince Philip

Jared Harris as King George VI

Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret

Ben Miles as Peter Townsend

John Lithgow as Winston Churchill

Victoria Hamilton as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

Jeremy Northan as Anthony Eden

Alex Jennings as Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor and Lia Williams as Wallis Simpson

Joseph Kloska as Lord Porchester

Kloska plays the role of Queen Elizabeth II's lifelong friend and racing manager, whom she fondly calls "Porchie."

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