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Who is Claire Foy? The Crown star and TV Bafta hopeful – here’s all we know

Claire Foy took the starring role in Netflix’s eagerly-awaited £100 million series and has been nominated for  Best Actress at the Bafta TV awards.

It stars former Doctor Who Matt Smith as Prince Phillip, and John Lithgow plays Sir Winston Churchill, but what do we know about Claire Foy who portrays his wife, her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II?

Claire Foy is an English singer who stars as Queen Elizabeth II in new Netflix play The Crown

Claire Foy is an English singer who stars as Queen Elizabeth II in new Netflix play The Crown

Who is Claire Foy?

Claire was innate in Stockport and grew up in Manchester and Leeds before moving to Buckinghamshire. She grown her adore of behaving and play at Liverpool John Moores University and also lerned for a year at the Oxford School of Drama. After graduating, she changed to London in 2007 and landed her first TV role as Julia, George’s former fiancé in the commander part of BBC play Being Human.

Claire Foy is an English singer who stars as Queen Elizabeth II in new Netflix play The Crown

The Crown starts on Netflix on Thursday night

Claire and her co-star Matt Smith who plays Prince Phillip in The Crown

Claire and her co-star Matt Smith who plays Prince Phillip in The Crown

What is she best famous for?

In 2008, she landed the lead role of Amy Dorrit in the BBC prolongation of Little Dorrit and starred in the film Season of the Witch alongside Hollywood star Nicolas Cage. She also starred with James McAvoy on theatre at the Trafalgar Studios in London in Macbeth.

But she is substantially best recognized for her role as Anne Boleyn in the play series Wolf Hall, starring alongside Damien Lewis as Henry VIII and Mark Rylance, who played Thomas Cromwell. She was rarely praised for her opening which warranted her a assignment for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress.

Claire won vicious commend and a Bafta assignment for her description of Anne Boleyn in Wolf Hall

Claire won vicious commend and a Bafta assignment for her description of Anne Boleyn in Wolf Hall

What else has she been in and what can we see her in next?

Claire starred as Lady Persephone in the BBC reconstruction of Upstairs, Downstairs and was in the Channel 4 series The Promise, as good as the TV film Going Postal.

Next year she stars in the film Breathe, destined by Andy Serkis and also starring Andrew Garfield.

Claire is married to actor Stephen Campbell Moore and they have a son

Claire is married to actor Stephen Campbell Moore and they have a son

What about her personal life?

Claire is married to actor Stephen Campbell Moore – best famous for his roles in the Alan Bennett play The History Boys – who she met on the set of Season of the Witch. They have a 20-month-old son.

Claire Foy and Matt Smith star in new Netflix duration play The Crown

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Matt Smith and Claire Foy demeanour royal as they’re assimilated by Gillian Anderson and Gemma Oaten at the premiere of their £100 million Netflix play The Crown

Aide held with palm up telly Queen’s dress as Claire Foy and Matt Smith get into impression for The Crown

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