‘The Crown’ Props Heist Sparks Murder Investigation

By | November 8, 2022

A dead body from Netflix’s “The Crown” has sparked a murder investigation, production designers say.

During the shooting of season 5 in February this year (airing this Wednesday, November 9), thieves stole $200,000 worth of antiques from the set in two large trucks. But they took out the corpses they found next to the antiquities.

said organizer Décor Alison Harvey Difference Props relating to section 6 dealing with relations between the British Royal Family and Soviet Russia.

“It’s a shame because we’re trying to recreate the Russian imperial family and the riches of ancient Russia because they’re the most popular antiques we can get our hands on,” Harvey said. “So there was a lot missing which was unfortunate. We made accommodations in the set for what was missing and it was good, but it was a sad time.

“I think it’s interesting that the police treated it as a homicide investigation because one of the dummies, a prosthetic, was floating face down near the river where the robbery took place, so they immediately thought, ‘We’ve got it.’ Murder, but it was actually a piece of rubber,” she added. “This took a while to work.”

Production designer Martin Childs agreed: “Finding artifacts was not a priority. [thought they] He had a murder to investigate.”

The episode in question opens with a flashback to the assassination of the Russian royal family, the Romanovs, by Bolshevik revolutionaries. The family is taken from their beds to an empty cabin where they are shot and beaten. In a later scene, the revolutionaries bury the bodies in a mass grave in the forest. The episode deals with Queen Elizabeth II’s request to Russian leader Boris Yeltsin for a proper burial of the family related to her husband, Prince Philip.

Harvey said the dummy body found in the river looked like a real dead body, which is why the police were confused at first. “It was worth £13,000. [$15,000]” she said of the prosthesis. “He was exactly the same as the man he was naked. [dead] man. It was probably quite a shock when the police caught the fish.

On a less amusing note, Childs said the theft was a real setback for the crew. “It was really a shame it happened,” he said. But we used a mirror to get past that because another thing mirrors do is double the objects in the collection.

Harvey said some of the props survived only because a truck was lost on the way to the site. “[It] The theft did not stop there,” she explained. The rest had to scramble to wear the set. “We had some pieces that we brought in, that we perfected, that we owned, but I don’t know if it would have been a better set with those bits.”

She confirmed that the police had not found any of the stolen items: “Nothing was found, no.

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