Netflix drama The Crown screenwriter Peter Morgan expects filming on the series to halt out of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday.
The screenwriter, who also penned the 2006 film The Queen, described the Netflix series The Crown as “a love letter to her” following news of Her Majesty’s death.
According to Deadline, he wrote in an email: “The Crown is a love letter to her and I have nothing to add at this time, just silence and respect.”
Pending? Netflix drama The Crown writer Peter Morgan expects filming on the show to halt out of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday (pictured in 2018)
“I expect us to also stop filming out of respect.”
Netflix had long made plans if the queen were to die while making The Crown.
When it first went into production, Stephen Daldry, who directed some of the early episodes of the first series, said he would halt production for a respectable period.
Tribute: The screenwriter, who also wrote the 2006 film The Queen, described the Netflix series The Crown as ‘a love letter to her’ following news of Her Majesty’s death (pictured in June)
He previously said: “None of us know when that time will come, but it would be right and proper to show respect to the Queen.
“It would be a simple tribute and a mark of respect. He’s a global figure and that’s what we should be doing.
“She’s an amazing woman and people are going to be bowled over.”
Stop: Netflix had long made plans if the Queen were to die while making The Crown (Peter pictured in 2017)
Claire Foy and Olivia Colman previously played Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown while Imelda Staunton is due to appear as the late monarch from November.
Queen Elizabeth II died today at the age of 96.
Her son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, is now King Charles III, as the world mourns his mother, Britain’s longest-serving monarch.
On screen: Imelda Staunton is due to appear on The Crown as the late monarch from November (pictured last year)
Original: Claire Foy portrayed the monarch in the first two series (pictured in 2016)
Star: Olivia Colman starred as Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series from 2019 to 2020 (pictured in 2019)
All of Her Majesty’s children had rushed to Balmoral today after doctors became ‘worried’ for her health. A few hours later, she passed away, surrounded by her family.
At 6:30 p.m., his death was confirmed. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen consort will stay at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow’.
The Queen’s death will see Britain and her Commonwealth realms enter a 10-day period of mourning as millions of her subjects in the UK and abroad come to terms with her passing.
His coffin will be transported to London by royal train via Edinburgh before lying in state at Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament for four days. Hundreds of thousands of people will be able to pay homage to him.
The state funeral is due to take place at Westminster Abbey in central London on Monday, September 19, to be attended by his bereaved family as well as 2,000 heads of state, prime ministers and presidents, royals European Union and key figures in public life around the globe.
And as her son ascends to the throne, there will also be a celebration of her historic 70-year reign which saw her reach her platinum jubilee this year – a landmark unlikely to be reached again by a monarch. British.
Charles, who will reign as King Charles III, said today: “The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a time of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.
“We deeply mourn the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Kingdoms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people across the world.
“During this time of grief and change, my family and I will be comforted and supported by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held.”
Farewell: Queen Elizabeth II died today aged 96 (pictured in May)