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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

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Jared Harris as King George VI

Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret

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Ben Miles as Peter Townsend

John Lithgow as Winston Churchill

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Victoria Hamilton as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

Jeremy Northan as Anthony Eden

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

Joseph Kloska as Lord Porchester

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

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