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Claire Elizabeth Foy (born 16 April 1984) is an English actress. She studied drama and screen studies at Liverpool John Moores University and trained at the Oxford School of Drama, where she appeared in four plays, including Watership Down. She made her screen debut in the pilot episode of Being Human (2008) and in an episode of the BBC
BBC
soap opera Doctors (2008). Following her professional stage debut at the Royal National Theatre, she played the title role in the BBC
BBC
One production of Little Dorrit[1] (2008), and made her film debut as Anna in Season of the Witch (2011). She had main roles as Erin Matthews in the Channel 4
Channel 4
series The Promise (2011) and as Kate Balfour in the NBC
NBC
series Crossbones (2014). She received praise for her performance as the ill-fated queen Anne Boleyn
Anne Boleyn
in BBC2's Wolf Hall (2015), for which she was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress and the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries. From 2016-17, she portrayed the young Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II
on the Netflix
Netflix
series The Crown, a role for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor
Actor
in a Drama Series, and was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In 2018, she will star alongside Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
as Janet Shearon in Damien Chazelle's biographical drama First Man and portray Lisbeth Salander
Lisbeth Salander
in the crime thriller The Girl in the Spider's Web. In 2018, Foy starred as Sawyer Valentini in Steven Soderbergh's thriller Unsane.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television films 4.3 Television series

5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Foy was born in Stockport. She has said that her mother comes from "a massive Irish family."[2][3] She grew up in Manchester
Manchester
and Leeds, the youngest of three children. Her family later moved to Longwick, Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire
for her father's job as a salesman for Rank Xerox. Her parents divorced when she was eight.[4] She attended Aylesbury High School, a girls' grammar school, from the age of twelve; she then attended Liverpool John Moores University, studying drama and screen studies. She also trained in a one-year course at the Oxford School of Drama.[5] She graduated in 2007 and moved to Peckham
Peckham
to share a house "with five friends from drama school".[6] Career[edit] While at the Oxford School of Drama, Foy appeared in the plays Top Girls, Watership Down, Easy Virtue and Touched.[7] After appearing on television,[8] she made her professional stage debut in DNA and The Miracle, two of a trio of one acts directed by Paul Miller at the Royal National Theatre
Royal National Theatre
in London; the other one act was Baby Girl.[9] She starred as the protagonist Amy Dorrit in BBC
BBC
mini-series Little Dorrit, and was nominated for an RTS Award. She went on to appear in TV film Going Postal and in the Medieval adventure film Season of the Witch alongside Nicolas Cage. She starred in the BBC
BBC
revival of Upstairs Downstairs as Lady Persephone. Foy co-starred in the Channel 4 mini-series The Promise, broadcast in February 2011. She played a lead role of Helen in the TV movie The Night Watch, which was based on a Sarah Waters
Sarah Waters
novel.[10] She returned to the stage in February 2013 as Lady Macbeth, alongside James McAvoy
James McAvoy
in the title role, in Macbeth
Macbeth
at the Trafalgar Studios.[11] In 2015, Foy played the English queen Anne Boleyn
Anne Boleyn
in the six-part drama series, Wolf Hall.[12] Foy's performance as Boleyn was met with critical praise, comparing her to Geneviève Bujold's iconic performance in Anne of the Thousand Days. She would go on to be nominated for the 2016 British Academy Television Award for Best Actress.[13] In 2016, she began portraying the young Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II
in Peter Morgan's Netflix
Netflix
biographical drama series The Crown, opposite Matt Smith as her consort Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
and John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill. Her performance earned her the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor
Actor
in a Drama Series. She was also nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She reprised the role in the second season, before exiting the series and passing the role over to actress Olivia Colman, who will portray the queen in middle-age. She also played Diana Cavendish in the biographical drama film Breathe (2017) opposite Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
as Robin Cavendish. She will next play Janet Shearon, wife of American astronaut Neil Armstrong in Damien Chazelle's biopic First Man, and star as Lisbeth Salander in the thriller The Girl in the Spider's Web. Personal life[edit] Foy was married to actor Stephen Campbell Moore.[14] Together they have a daughter, Ivy Rose, born in March 2015.[15] The couple announced their separation in February 2018, stating that they "have been [separated] for some time."[16] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2011 Season of the Witch Anna

Wreckers Dawn

2014 Vampire Academy Sonya Karp

Rosewater Paola Gourley

2015 The Lady in the Van Lois

2017 Breathe Diana Cavendish

2018 Unsane Sawyer Valentini

First Man Janet Shearon Post-production

The Girl in the Spider's Web Lisbeth Salander Filming

Television films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2010 Pulse Hannah Carter

2011 Night Watch, TheThe Night Watch Helen Giniver

2012 Hacks Kate Loy

2014 Frankenstein and the Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night Narrator

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2008 Being Human Julia Beckett Episode: "Pilot"

2008 Doctors Chloe Webster Episode: "The Party's Over"

2008 Little Dorrit Amy Dorrit 14 episodes

2009 10 Minute Tales Woman Episode: "Through the Window"

2010 Terry Pratchett's Going Postal Adora Belle Dearheart 2 episodes

2010–12 Upstairs Downstairs Lady Persephone Towyn 9 episodes

2011 Promise, TheThe Promise Erin Matthews 4 episodes

2012 White Heat Charlotte Pew 6 episodes

2014 Crossbones Kate Balfour 9 episodes

2014 The Great War: The People's Story Helen Bentwich 2 episodes

2015 Wolf Hall Anne Boleyn 6 episodes

2016–17 Crown, TheThe Crown Queen Elizabeth II 20 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Claire Foy References[edit]

^ " BBC
BBC
- Press Office - Little Dorrit cast announced". BBC.  ^ " Claire Foy on playing Anne Boleyn
Anne Boleyn
and getting her head chopped off". heraldscotland.com. Retrieved 8 January 2017.  ^ "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". pressreader.com. Retrieved 8 January 2017.  ^ "A class act: Claire Foy on criticism, tumours and embarrassing sex". The Independent. 18 February 2012.  ^ "Showcase Presentation 2007 - One and Three Year Students" (PDF).  ^ ""Little Claire Foy" (4 December 2008)". Archived from the original on 16 June 2009.  ^ Royal National Theatre: Claire Foy (January 2008) Archived 20 January 2016 at Archive.is ^ "CLAIRE FOY". 24 September 2017.  ^ David Benedict. "Baby Girl/DNA/The Miracle – Variety". Variety. Retrieved 24 September 2017.  ^ "Interview: Claire Foy". Channel 4. 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-22.  ^ Nicola Merrifield (4 January 2013). " Claire Foy to play Lady Macbeth opposite James McAvoy". The Stage. Retrieved 22 November 2013.  ^ Plunkett, John (3 March 2016). "Poldark's topless scything fails to cut it with Royal Television Society judges". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 March 2016.  ^ "2016 Television Leading Actress - BAFTA Awards". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 1 April 2018.  ^ Radio Times, 29 January 2015, p. 16 ^ Pavia, Lucy (9 December 2016). " Claire Foy on playing The Queen: 'Being likeable all the time isn't real life'". Marie Claire. Retrieved 1 April 2018.  ^ Stone, Natalie (22 February 2018). "The Crown's Claire Foy Separates from Her Husband After 4 Years of Marriage". People. Retrieved 1 April 2018. 

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Awards for Claire Foy

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Britannia Awards

Excellence in Film

Albert R. Broccoli
Albert R. Broccoli
(1989) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1990) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1992) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1993) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1995) Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
(1996) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1997) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1998) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1999) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2000) George Lucas
George Lucas
(2002) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2003) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2004) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(2005) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2006) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(2009) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2010) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2013) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2014) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2015) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(2016) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2017)

Excellence in Directing

Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(2003) Jim Sheridan (2004) Mike Newell (2005) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(2006) Martin Campbell
Martin Campbell
(2007) Stephen Frears
Stephen Frears
(2008) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2009) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) David Yates
David Yates
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2013) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2014) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(2015) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2016) Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay
(2017)

Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment

Howard Stringer
Howard Stringer
(2003) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(2009) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
& Tony Scott
Tony Scott
(2010) John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(2011) Will Wright (2012) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2013) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2014) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(2015) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(2016) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2017)

British Artist of the Year

Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2006) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2007) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2008) Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt
(2009) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2010) Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
(2011) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2012) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2013) Emma Watson
Emma Watson
(2014) James Corden
James Corden
(2015) Felicity Jones
Felicity Jones
(2016) Claire Foy (2017)

Excellence in Comedy

Betty White
Betty White
(2010) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(2011) Trey Parker
Trey Parker
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2012) Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
(2013) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(2014) Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer
(2015) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2016) Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari
(2017)

Excellence in Television

Aaron Spelling
Aaron Spelling
(1999) HBO
HBO
Original Programming (2002) Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
(2017)

Humanitarian Award

Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis
(2007) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2013) Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
(2014) Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom
(2015) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
(2016)

Retired Awards

BBC
BBC
(1999) Tarsem Singh
Tarsem Singh
(1999) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(2003) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2004) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(2005) Ronald Neame
Ronald Neame
(2005) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(2006) Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne (2007)

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Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama

Linda Cristal
Linda Cristal
(1969) Peggy Lipton
Peggy Lipton
(1970) Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
(1971) Gail Fisher
Gail Fisher
(1972) Lee Remick
Lee Remick
(1973) Angie Dickinson
Angie Dickinson
(1974) Lee Remick
Lee Remick
(1975) Susan Blakely
Susan Blakely
(1976) Lesley Ann Warren
Lesley Ann Warren
(1977) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1978) Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood
(1979) Yoko Shimada (1980) Linda Evans/ Barbara Bel Geddes
Barbara Bel Geddes
(1981) Joan Collins
Joan Collins
(1982) Jane Wyman
Jane Wyman
(1983) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1984) Sharon Gless
Sharon Gless
(1985) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1986) Susan Dey
Susan Dey
(1987) Jill Eikenberry
Jill Eikenberry
(1988) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1989) Sharon Gless/ Patricia Wettig
Patricia Wettig
(1990) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1991) Regina Taylor
Regina Taylor
(1992) Kathy Baker
Kathy Baker
(1993) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(1994) Jane Seymour (1995) Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson
(1996) Christine Lahti
Christine Lahti
(1997) Keri Russell
Keri Russell
(1998) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(1999) Sela Ward
Sela Ward
(2000) Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner
(2001) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(2002) Frances Conroy
Frances Conroy
(2003) Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargitay
(2004) Geena Davis
Geena Davis
(2005) Kyra Sedgwick
Kyra Sedgwick
(2006) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(2007) Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin
(2008) Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
(2009) Katey Sagal
Katey Sagal
(2010) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2011) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2012) Robin Wright
Robin Wright
(2013) Ruth Wilson
Ruth Wilson
(2014) Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson
(2015) Claire Foy (2016) Elisabeth Moss
Elisabeth Moss
(2017)

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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor
Actor
in a Drama Series

Kathy Baker
Kathy Baker
(1994) Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson
(1995) Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson
(1996) Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
(1997) Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
(1998) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(1999) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2000) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2001) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(2002) Frances Conroy
Frances Conroy
(2003) Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner
(2004) Sandra Oh
Sandra Oh
(2005) Chandra Wilson
Chandra Wilson
(2006) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(2007) Sally Field
Sally Field
(2008) Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
(2009) Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
(2010) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2011) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2012) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2013) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2014) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2015) Claire Foy (2016) Claire Foy (2017)

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