Tax breaks and talent fuel UK’s creative industry boom

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TV and film production, led by shows such as Netflix’s The Crown, is surging ahead despite Brexit fears

Netflix is rolling out the red carpet in Leicester Square, London, on Tuesday for its first original UK production, a £100m drama about the life of Queen Elizabeth II.

The first two episodes of The Crown, starring Claire Foy as the monarch and former Doctor Who Matt Smith as Prince Philip, are getting a limited theatrical release before the global launch of the 10-part series online on Friday. A second series is already commissioned.

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