The Crown debuted on Netflix in 2016 and became an instant hit. Based on the rule of Queen Elizabeth II, the lavish series mimicked its subject matter with intense accuracy. We wouldn’t blame anyone who thought they were watching a historical recording! The actors cast to play the Queen, Winston Churchill, and Prince Phillip among others are perfectly disguised in their roles. As you go through this list, see if you can identify which picture is the actor and which is the real person. It’s not as easy as it sounds!
Ben Miles As Peter Townsend
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From 1944 until 1953, Peter Townsend served as Equerry to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II. During his time with the Royal family, he also had a romantic relationship with Princess Margaret. Born in 1914, he died in 1995 at 80 years old.
Can you tell which one is the actor and which one is Peter Townsend? If you said the man on the right is the real Townsend, you’re correct. Ben Miles is as close to a replica of Townsend as you can get, though. Aiming for authenticity, The Crown knocked this one out of the park!