With ‘The Crown,’ a ‘Secret Weapon’ Could Become Not So Secret

Tobias Menzies has been a prolific but not exactly famous actor for years, but starring on “The Crown” might dramatically boost his profile. He’s trying not to think about it. You have probably seen Tobias Menzies in a host of television shows (“Outlander,” “Rome,” “Catastrophe,” “Game of Thrones”). You may have seen him in a movie (“Casino Royale,” “Atonement”). And if you’re a theater buff … Continue reading With ‘The Crown,’ a ‘Secret Weapon’ Could Become Not So Secret

How Queen Elizabeth’s Reaction to the Aberfan Mining Disaster Became Her Biggest Regret

The 1966 disaster features prominently in season three of The Crown. On October 21, 1966, the students and teachers of Pantglas Junior School in Aberfan, a small village in Wales, were about to begin their lessons when disaster struck. A nearby “spoil tip” (or surplus of mining waste) collapsed on a school, burying everyone trapped inside in an avalanche of slurry, and eventually killing 116 … Continue reading How Queen Elizabeth’s Reaction to the Aberfan Mining Disaster Became Her Biggest Regret

‘The Crown’ Season 3 Trailer: Queen Elizabeth II Confronts Changing Britain

The extended look at the upcoming set of episodes of the Netflix series also offers a glimpse of a grown-up Prince Charles trying to make his voice heard. Things are changing in Britain in the full trailer for the upcoming third season of Netflix’s acclaimed royal family drama The Crown. The extended look at the next batch of episodes, dropping Nov. 17, finds an aged-up … Continue reading ‘The Crown’ Season 3 Trailer: Queen Elizabeth II Confronts Changing Britain