Making ‘The Crown’: Cast and Crew Talk About the Golden Globe-winning Netflix Series (VIDEO)

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Matt Smith and Claire Foy in 'The Crown'

Some people may have been surprised when the Netflix drama The Crown—which chronicles how Queen Elizabeth (played by Claire Foy) suddenly had the crown of England thrust upon her at a young age—took home two Golden Globes earlier this month (wins for Best Television Series—Drama; and Best Actress—Television Series Drama for Foy; with another nomination for Best Supporting Actor—Series, Miniseries or Television Film given to John Lithgow for his incredible performance as Winston Churchill).

But anyone who watched The Crown knew exactly why it won. Its outstanding cast, which is up for a few Screen Actors Guild Awards this Sunday—Outstanding Performance By an Ensemble in a Drama Series; Outstanding Performance By a Female Actor in a Drama for Foy; and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for Lithgow—coupled with a fascinating script by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and direction by Stephen Daldry (The Hours)—was truly engaging television.

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In this featurette, Morgan, Daldry and the cast of The Crown—Foy, Lithgow, Matt Smith (who plays Prince Philip), Jared Harris (George VI), Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret), Dame Eileen Atkins (Queen Mary) and Victoria Hamilton (Queen Mother Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon)—discuss bringing the historical drama to life.