Claire Foy


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Claire Elizabeth Foy (born 16 April 1984) is an English actress. She studied acting at the Liverpool John Moores University and the Oxford School of Drama and made her screen debut in the pilot of the supernatural comedy series Being Human, in 2008. Following her professional stage debut at the Royal National Theatre, she played the title role in ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

First Man Janet Armstrong
(2018)
The Girl in the Spider's Web Lisbeth Salander
(2018)
Unsane Sawyer Valentini
(2018)
The Crown Queen Elizabeth II / Princess Elizabeth
(2016-2017)

Filmography

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 2020 Louis Wain (filming)
Emily
 2018 Saturday Night Live: Cut For Time (TV Series)
Aunt Pinky
- Cars (2018) ... Aunt Pinky
 2018 The Girl in the Spider's Web
Lisbeth Salander
 2018 First Man
Janet Armstrong
 2018 Unsane
Sawyer Valentini
 2016-2017 The Crown (TV Series)
Queen Elizabeth II / Princess Elizabeth
- Lisbon (2017) ... Queen Elizabeth II
- Mystery Man (2017) ... Queen Elizabeth II
- Matrimonium (2017) ... Queen Elizabeth II
- Beryl (2017) ... Queen Elizabeth II
- Vergangenheit (2017) ... Queen Elizabeth II
 2017/I Breathe
Diana Cavendish
 2015 The Lady in the Van
Lois, Social Worker
 2015 Wolf Hall (TV Mini-Series)
Anne Boleyn
- Master of Phantoms (2015) ... Anne Boleyn
- Crows (2015) ... Anne Boleyn
- The Devil's Spit (2015) ... Anne Boleyn
- Anna Regina (2015) ... Anne Boleyn
- Entirely Beloved (2015) ... Anne Boleyn
 2014 Frankenstein and the Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2014 The Great War: The People's Story (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Helen Bentwich
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... Helen Bentwich
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Helen Bentwich
 2014 Rosewater
Paola
 2014 Crossbones (TV Series)
Kate Balfour
- Crossbones (2014) ... Kate Balfour
- Blackbeard (2014) ... Kate Balfour
- Beggarman (2014) ... Kate Balfour
- A Hole in the Head (2014) ... Kate Balfour
- The Return (2014) ... Kate Balfour
 2014 Vampire Academy
Ms. Karp
 2012 White Heat (TV Mini-Series)
Charlotte
- The Sea of Trees (2012) ... Charlotte
- The Eye of the Needle (2012) ... Charlotte
- The Personal is Political (2012) ... Charlotte
- The Dark Side of the Moon (2012) ... Charlotte
- Eve of Destruction (2012) ... Charlotte
 2010-2012 Upstairs Downstairs (TV Series)
Lady Persephone Towyn / Lady Persie
- Somewhere Over the Rainbow (2012) ... Lady Persephone Towyn
- The Last Waltz (2012) ... Lady Persephone Towyn
- All the Things You Are (2012) ... Lady Persephone Towyn
- A Perfect Specimen of Womanhood (2012) ... Lady Persephone Towyn
- The Love That Pays the Price (2012) ... Lady Persephone Towyn
 2012 Hacks (TV Movie)
Kate Loy
 2011 Wreckers
Dawn
 2011 The Night Watch (TV Movie)
Helen Giniver
 2011 The Promise (TV Mini-Series)
Erin Matthews
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... Erin Matthews
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Erin Matthews
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Erin Matthews
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Erin Matthews
 2011 Season of the Witch
The Girl
 2010 Pulse (TV Movie)
Hannah Carter
 2010 Going Postal (TV Mini-Series)
Adora Belle Dearheart
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Adora Belle Dearheart
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Adora Belle Dearheart
 2009 10 Minute Tales (TV Series)
Woman
- Through the Window (2009) ... Woman
 2008 Little Dorrit (TV Series)
Amy Dorrit
- Episode #1.14 (2008) ... Amy Dorrit
- Episode #1.13 (2008) ... Amy Dorrit
- Episode #1.12 (2008) ... Amy Dorrit
- Episode #1.11 (2008) ... Amy Dorrit
- Episode #1.10 (2008) ... Amy Dorrit
 2008 Doctors (TV Series)
Chloe Webster
- The Party's Over (2008) ... Chloe Webster
 2008 Being Human (TV Series)
Julia
- Pilot (2008) ... Julia
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Made her stage debut as Jan in "DNA" by Dennis Kelly in rep with "The Miracle" by Lin Coghlan - National Theatre, London See more »

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2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 3¾" (1.62 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on portraying Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown (2016)] I do think she's like everybody else, but she's not able to express emotions in the same ways as we do. Her duty and her job means she's not able to be open about her feelings in the way that we all can with our family and with our marriages. Her family was the most important thing to her, and all of a sudden she had to sacrifice them to her ... See more »

Trivia:

She stars alongside Matt Smith on The Crown. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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