Tim Pigott-Smith stars in this British drama directed by Rupert Goold. Adapted from Mike Bartlett's play, the film follows Prince Charles (Pigott-Smith) as he becomes the new king following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II. In his first task as monarch Charles is presented with a controversial new bill which is awaiting his royal assent before it can become law. However, doubting the bill's validity, Charles refuses to sign and parliament is thrown into disarray as a result. Now facing a political crisis and mass protests across the country, Charles is forced to act quickly in a desperate attempt to save his stuttering reign. The cast also includes Charlotte Riley, Oliver Chris and Adam James.