Savage Messiah: Ken Russell => Savage Messiah: Ken Russell => Topic started by: Iain Fisher on July 03, 2020, 11:51:58 PM

Title: Ken Russell on Netflix The Crown
Post by: Iain Fisher on July 03, 2020, 11:51:58 PM
Netflix has a series The Crown about Queen Elizabeth II.  It is based on facts but with actors turning it into a drama.

In Series 2 episode 3 Princess Margaret, the Queen's sister, is at a party talking to photographer Lord Snowden (as he became), and one of the guests she is told, is "Ken Russell, the TV documentary filmmaker from the BBC".  It would be around 1958, when Ken didn't actually work for the BBC, but it fits with the atmosphere of the film.

You can see Lord Snowden's photo of Ken Russell here
https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw241931/Ken-Russell?set=502%3BSnowdon+Portraits%3A+photographs&search=ap&rNo=13 (https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw241931/Ken-Russell?set=502%3BSnowdon+Portraits%3A+photographs&search=ap&rNo=13)