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Claire Foy

Biography

First became known on her behalf role because the name character over the BBC A single miniseries Small Dorrit. In 2016, she started starring as Queen Elizabeth II over the Netflix series The Crown, a job that gained her a Golden World Prize in 2017. She produced her stage debut within the play The Magic. She has a supporting function within the 2011 Nicolas Cage film Period from the Witch. She was raised because the youngest of three kids. In 2014, she wedded British professional Stephen Campbell Moore. She and Stephen welcomed a little girl in 2015. She superstars alongside Matt Smith over the Crown.

Quick Facts


Full Name Claire Foy
Date Of Birth April 16, 1984
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.62 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Liverpool John Moores University, Aylesbury High School, Oxford School of Drama
Nationality British
Spouse Stephen Campbell Moore
Parents Caroline Foy, David Foy
Siblings Robert Foy, Gemma Foy
Awards Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Nominations Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, British Academy Television Award for Best Actress, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries, TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama
Movies Breathe, The Lady in the Van, Rosewater, Vampire Academy, Wreckers, The Night Watch, Season of the Witch, Pulse, Unsane, Vivaldi, The Girl in the Spider's Web
TV Shows The Crown, Wolf Hall, Little Dorrit, Upstairs, Downstairs, Crossbones, Terry Pratchett's Going Postal, White Heat, The Promise, Upstairs Downstairs, Hacks, Royal Upstairs Downstairs
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1 Is just 13 years younger than Victoria Hamilton, who played her mother on The Crown (2016).
2 Is a lifelong avid fan of Bruce Springsteen.
3 Younger sister of Gemma (b. 1979) and Robert Foy (b. 1982).
4 Returned to work 4 months after giving birth to her daughter to begin filming The Crown (2016).
5 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, a daughter, in March 2015. Child's father is her husband, Stephen Campbell Moore.
6 Was 2 months pregnant with her daughter when she completed filming Wolf Hall (2015).
7 Attended Aylesbury High School.
8 Was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue (May 2010).
9 Studied drama and film studies at Liverpool John Moores University, and then did a one year course at the Oxford School of Drama, graduating in 2007.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breathe 2017/I completed Diana Cavendish
The Crown 2016-2017 TV Series Queen Elizabeth II Princess Elizabeth
The Lady in the Van 2015 Lois, Social Worker
Wolf Hall 2015 TV Mini-Series Anne Boleyn
Frankenstein and the Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night 2014 TV Movie Narrator (voice)
The Great War: The People's Story 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Helen Bentwich
Rosewater 2014 Paola
Crossbones 2014 TV Series Kate Balfour
Vampire Academy 2014 Ms. Karp
White Heat 2012 TV Mini-Series Charlotte
Upstairs Downstairs 2010-2012 TV Series Lady Persephone Towyn Lady Persie
Hacks 2012 TV Movie Kate Loy
Wreckers 2011 Dawn
The Night Watch 2011 TV Movie Helen Giniver
The Promise 2011 TV Mini-Series Erin Matthews
Season of the Witch 2011 The Girl
Pulse 2010 TV Movie Hannah Carter
Going Postal 2010 TV Mini-Series Adora Belle Dearheart
10 Minute Tales 2009 TV Series Woman
Little Dorrit 2008 TV Mini-Series Amy Dorrit
Doctors 2008 TV Series Chloe Webster
Being Human 2008 TV Series Julia

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live with Kelly and Ryan 2017 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2017 TV Series Herself
23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017 TV Special Herself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2017 TV Series Herself
The 74th Golden Globe Awards 2017 TV Special documentary Herself - Winner
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2017 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
CBS This Morning 2016 TV Series Herself
BAFTA Televsion Awards 2016 2016 TV Special Herself
The One Show 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Janela Indiscreta 2011 TV Series Herself
Breakfast 2010-2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
Attack of the Show! 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
Little Dorrit: An Insight 2009 Video documentary short Herself / Amy Dorrit

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2017 TV Series Herself
The Graham Norton Show 2017 TV Series Herself
Good Morning Britain 2017 TV Series Herself
Granada Reports 2017 TV Series Herself
The Insider 2017 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2017 TV Series Herself
The Making of the Lady in the Van 2016 Video documentary short Lois, Social Worker (uncredited)
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2008 TV Special Amy Dorrit (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama The Crown (2016)
2017 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series The Crown (2016)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 Dorian Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) TV Performance of the Year - Actress The Crown (2016)
2017 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series The Crown (2016) · Clive Francis
· Harry Hadden-Paton
· Victoria Hamilton
· Daniel Ings
· Billy Jenkins
· Vanessa Kirby
· John Lithgow
· Lizzy McInnerny
· Ben Miles
· Jeremy Northam
· Nicholas Rowe
· Matt Smith
· Pip Torrens
· Harriet Walter
2016 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actress Wolf Hall (2015)
2016 Golden Nymph Festival de Television de Monte Carlo Best Actress - Long Fiction Program Wolf Hall (2015)
2015 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Limited Series Wolf Hall (2015)
2015 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actress Wolf Hall (2015)
2015 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Wolf Hall (2015)
2009 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Actor (Female) Little Dorrit (2008)


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#Quote
1 On her perception of the royal family after starring in The Crown (2016): I wouldn't say it changed, but it definitely deepened it, and gave it a human slant that I'd never considered before. I thought she was just the Queen and he was Prince Philip, and that was just who they were, without thinking about them as a mother or a father or daughter. So, it's been really interesting to try and understand them as human beings. And when you see what they've been through, it's relatively easy, to be honest. I have a huge amount of respect and understanding for them.
2 I hate having to pose for photos. It's just so embarrassing. Everyone is expecting you to know what to do because you're an actor, but I haven't a clue.
3 I love home, any home really - my mum's, and of course my own. I love eating food there and chilling in bed with a cup of tea.
4 I've worked in supermarkets, put tags in baseball caps and provided security during Wimbledon, but I never thought acting would be something I'd be any good at, or make a living from.
5 Growing up, I was obsessed with Leonardo DiCaprio.
6 I'm lucky I have a fast metabolism... my whole family does... everyone's got a lot of nervous energy so we burn it off.
7 If I was working nine to five, acting would be my hobby... I always feel like maybe I should do an Open University degree. But I'm never going to.
8 I wouldn't have been able to go to drama school when I was 19. I don't think I was even conscious of life... I was like a zombie. But when I finished uni' I just realized... just go and do it, stop being a knob.
9 I've seen Pride and Prejudice (1995) about 4,000 times. I'm not joking: I know every single line.
10 I am always so envious of people who do whatever they want.
11 [about her "Macbeth" co-star, James McAvoy] The funny thing is you would never ever ever think the man is this movie star. He's just so down to earth. He could turn round to me and go "Your accent is shocking!" I have to remind myself to actually stop looking at him.
12 When I got the audition for "Macbeth", it's awful to say it but I can see what leads her to do what she does. Her husband's destiny has been proclaimed and she says "You've got to meet it." Which women do all the time.


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