Claire Foy's portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II of the time she was forced into taking the responsibility of the monarchy won her Golden Globes for best actress in 2017. The second season will once again put her in the race what with her restrained acting and 50 shades of poise and contemplation. The second season of the Peter Morgan show begins in 1956 when the Suez Canal issue shows that Anthony Eden (Jeremy Northam) is not Winston Churchill. It ends with Profumo scandal in 1963 which puts additional strain on Prince Philip (Matt Smith) and Queen's relationship. The second season of The Crown transitions from being a show about Queen Elizabeth to a show about the recent generations of the British monarchy.