Peter Morgan

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The week in TV: The Crown; A Murder at the End of the World; Bill Bailey’s Australian Adventure; The Curse – review
Diana is ever present in the fantastical final series of Peter Morgan’s royal soap; ex-Diana Emma Corrin excels as a hacker sleuth; and Emma Stone-starring The Curse is irresistibly irksome

Barbara Ellen

19, Nov, 2023 @9:30 AM

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‘Royally lost the plot’: how The Crown went from prestige drama to TV disaster
It was once a stately piece of landmark TV, but seven years on it’s a trashy, unwittingly comical melodrama that borders on the exploitative. How did things get so bad?

Michael Hogan

17, Nov, 2023 @6:00 AM

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There goes the knighthood! How The Crown blew the palace doors off
A deluge of royal dramas is now being unleashed on screen and stage – with scant regard for accuracy. Is this The Crown’s legacy? As the lavish hit returns, we look at how it finally destroyed deference

Mark Lawson

14, Nov, 2023 @4:43 PM

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As The Crown ends a gap arises. A tragi-comedy on a dysfunctional family, anyone? | Martha Gill
The daily lives of the current crop of liberal-minded royals could prove a prime target for the right writer

Martha Gill

11, Nov, 2023 @4:00 PM

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The week in theatre: Patriots; All of It; Yours Unfaithfully – review
Peter Morgan’s oligarch drama transfers to the West End with added historical weight; Kate O’Flynn evokes the mastery of Billie Whitelaw; and a lost 30s play about open marriage is a real find

Susannah Clapp

11, Jun, 2023 @9:30 AM

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On stage and when we met at the theatre, the Queen was a figure of quiet wisdom and humour
The monarch was sympathetically depicted by dramatists and at a 1999 production of Oklahoma! her eyes lit up when she recalled her own theatrical outings

Michael Billington

09, Sep, 2022 @11:43 AM

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The week in theatre: Patriots; The Tempest; King Lear
Tom Hollander excels in Peter Morgan’s incisive oligarch drama; Deborah Warner directs a fine Tempest; and Michelle Terry plays both the Fool and Cordelia to Kathryn Hunter’s Lear

Susannah Clapp

17, Jul, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Patriots review – Peter Morgan’s compelling study of Russian dissidence
Tom Hollander stars as Boris Berezovsky in The Crown creator’s new drama, which has a show-stealing performance by Will Keen as Vladimir Putin

Arifa Akbar

13, Jul, 2022 @8:53 AM

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The Crown’s Peter Morgan to premiere play about Russian oligarchs
Patriots will open at the Almeida in London and star Tom Hollander as Boris Berezovsky, with Vladimir Putin and Roman Abramovich among the characters

Chris Wiegand

06, May, 2022 @10:59 AM

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First image revealed of Imelda Staunton as the Queen in The Crown
Actor best known for Vera Drake takes over from Olivia Colman for fifth series about the UK royal family

Georgina Quach

30, Jul, 2021 @4:39 PM

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Helena Bonham Carter says The Crown should stress to viewers it's a drama
Actor who plays Princess Margaret adds her voice to calls for Netflix to add a disclaimer

Harry Taylor

01, Dec, 2020 @12:09 AM

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How filming the agony of Aberfan for The Crown revealed a village still in trauma
Peter Morgan, creator of the hit TV series, explains how the 1966 catastrophe raised questions about the nature of storytelling and the monarchy

Vanessa Thorpe

17, Nov, 2019 @8:16 AM

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