Claire Foy

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Claire Foy (2017)

Claire Foy (born April 16, 1984 in Stockport , England ) is a British actress . She is best known as Amy Dorrit in the Charles Dickens adaptation Little Dorrit (2008) and as Erin Matthews in the television miniseries Promised Land (2011). For her portrayal of the young Queen Elizabeth II in the series The Crown , she received a Golden Globe Award and a SAG Award for best series actress in a drama in 2017 . In 2018, this role was followed by an Emmy award .


Claire Foy was on 16 April 1984 as the youngest of three siblings in Stockport in County Greater Manchester born, she grew up in Manchester and Leeds . The family later moved to Longwick , Buckinghamshire . Her parents divorced when she was 8 years old. When she was 17 years old, she was diagnosed with an eye tumor. Foy attended Aylesbury High School and Liverpool John Moores University where she studied drama (acting) and screen studies (film). She then attended the Oxford School of Drama for a year .

After graduating in 2007, she moved to a house in London with "five friends from drama school" . Before making her debut on the TV series Doctors in 2008 , she worked in a call center for charities. Claire Foy was married to actor Stephen Campbell Moore from 2014 to 2018 , whom she met while filming The Last Knight Templar . A daughter (* March 2015) emerged from the relationship.

Acting career

Foy initially starred in several theater productions: Top Girls , Watership Down , Easy Virtue and Touched , before receiving her first RTS Award nominated role in the BBC miniseries Klein Dorrit in 2008 . She had her first professional stage appearance in the two one-act plays DNA and The Miracle by Paul Miller at the Royal National Theater in London .

She then played as Lady Persephone in the new edition of the BBC television series Return to the House at Eaton Place , as well as the leading role in the television film The Night Watch , which is based on a novel by Sarah Waters .

As Adora Belle Liebherz in Terry Pratchett's Going Postal (based on the novel Ab die Post by Terry Pratchett ), she played alongside Charles Dance and in The Last Templar alongside Nicolas Cage . The four-part drama Gelobtes Land by Peter Kosminsky , in which Foy plays another leading role, was awarded the One World Drama Prize in 2011 .

In the NBC series Crossbones , which is based on a book by Colin Woodard , she starred in 9 episodes at the side of John Malkovich .


Awards and nominations


  • 2017 : Nomination for best leading actress in a drama series for The Crown
  • 2018: Best Actress in a Drama Series for The Crown

Golden Globe Award

Screen Actors Guild Award

Critics' Choice Television Award

British Academy Television Award

  • 2016: Nomination for best leading actress in a television series for wolves
  • 2017: Nomination for Best Actress in a TV Series for The Crown
  • 2018: Nomination for Best Actress in a TV Series for The Crown

Critics' Choice Movie Award

Satellite Award

Critics' Choice Movie Award

British Academy Film Award

Web links

Commons : Claire Foy  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Interview in The Independent
  2. Berliner Zeitung, 3./4. November 2018, magazine p. 2.
  3. ^ Showcase 2007 ( memento August 3, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) of the Oxford School of Drama
  4. ^ "Little Claire Foy" ( Memento from June 16, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
  5. Berliner Zeitung, 3./4. November 2018, magazine p. 2.
  6. The Crown star Claire Foy splits from husband Stephen Campbell Moore months after his life-saving brain operation. In: dailymail online. February 22, 2018, accessed October 7, 2018 .
  7. Radio Times, January 29, 2015, p. 16.
  8. Claire Foy ( memento from January 20, 2016 in the web archive ) at the Royal National Theater (January 2008)
  9. ^ Baby Girl / DNA / The Miracle ( memento September 29, 2008 on the Internet Archive ) on
  10. ( Memento from April 18, 2013 in the web archive )
  11. Claire Foy on