Tag : The Crown

A Queen’s Ransom: gender-pay gap scandal in The Crown

6 months ago / 0 comments

It has been revealed that the star of the Netflix tv series The Crown, Claire Foy, has been paid less than co-star Matt Smith. Amidst all the rising commentary around the gender wage gap, it was particularly interesting, and somewhat disheartening, to note that this is unlikely to change anything. … Read More

Fact, Fantasy, Fallacy?

7 months ago / 0 comments

Stephanie Bennett dissects the cultural phenomenon of historical dramatisations. With the recent popular televisation of Netflix’s The Crown and ITV’s Victoria, certain pertinent questions spring to mind stemming from such adaptations of history. Historical dramas, despite their misleading names, tend to rewrite and sensationalise aspects to such an extent that … Read More

The Return of The Crown: A Jewel of Netflix

9 months ago / 0 comments

The return of The Crown was highly anticipated and it didn’t disappoint. It was just as well-acted as season one, with Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth, Matt Smith as Prince Philip and Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret to name a few of an excellent cast. The script and storyline were … Read More

Review: Another jewel in Netflix’s crown

2 years ago / 0 comments

Netflix has gained a reputation over the past two years as the underdog of TV production, hitting us first with Orange is the New Black and going on to sponsor the creation of Better Call Saul. Since the majority of students have access to a Netflix account, the titles Stranger … Read More