Queen Behavior: Judi Dench, Who Won An Oscar Playing Queen Elizabeth I, Offers Constructive Criticism For 'The Crown' - Arts & Culture

The “Queen” has spoken.

Academy Award-winning actress Judi Dench has a few words of advice for the Netflix royal drama series The Crown.

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Particularly, she called on Netflix to add a disclaimer to its series.

Dench famously won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her eight-minute performance as Queen Elizabeth I in the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love.

“No one is a greater believer in artistic freedom than I, but this cannot go unchallenged… the program-makers have resisted all calls for them to carry a disclaimer at the start of each episode,” Dench wrote in a recent letter to The Times.

The thespian warned that The Crown blurs the lines between “historical accuracy and crude sensationalism.”

“While many will recognize The Crown for the brilliant but fictionalized account of events that it is, I fear that a significant number of viewers, particularly overseas, may take its version of history as being wholly true,” Dench wrote.

She said the time has come for Netflix to reconsider.

“For the sake of a family and a nation so recently bereaved. As a mark of respect to a sovereign who served her people so dutifully for 70 years. And to preserve its reputation in the eyes of its British subscribers,” Dench concluded.

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