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Claire Foy      

Award-Winning Actress; Known for "The Crown"

Claire Foy is an English television actress who is best known for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series "The Crown". For her performance, she has garnered critical acclaim and won a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild award, and been nominated for a BAFTA award, as well as an Emmy.

Foy studied drama and screen studies at Liverpool John Moores University and trained at the Oxford School of Drama, where she appeared in four plays. In 2008, she made her screen debut in the pilot episode of "Being Human" and in an episode of the BBC soap opera "Doctors". Following her professional stage debut at the Royal National Theatre, she played the title role in the BBC One production of "Little Dorrit", and made her film debut as Anna in "Season of the Witch", in 2011.

Foy has had major roles as Erin Matthews in "The Promise" (2011) and several other television series, including one as Kate Balfour in the NBC series "Crossbones" (2014). In 2015, she received unanimous praise for her performance as Anne Boleyn in BBC2's "Wolf Hall", for which she was nominated for a British Academy Television award for Best Actress.

She portrayed Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series "The Crown" from 2016-2019, receiving the most award recognition and critical acclaim of any performance in her career.

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Claire Foy Is Getting Ready to Say Good-Bye to The Crown

Heavy is the head that wears the crown. Luckily, Claire Foy won’t have to wear it much longer. Though the actress is currently playing Queen Elizabeth in the glamorous, aptly titled Netflix series The Crown, she’ll be stepping down after its second season. The third season will jump several years, meaning that she and co-star Matt Smith, who plays Prince Philip, must be replaced by older actors. And Foy, it turns out, is quite ready to say ta-ta to all that.

Claire Foy: an actor bringing a subtle talent to majestic roles

Some castings seem so obvious in retrospect. Pictures released this week show Claire Foy playing Queen Elizabeth II on her wedding day in 1947, and just as you cannot picture the older Elizabeth as anyone other than Helen Mirren, when The Crown, an ambitious 60-part Netflix drama, comes out next year, the younger version will probably be forever linked with Foy.

All Hail Claire Foy: The Woman Who Plays Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown

As the longest reigning monarch ever, Queen Elizabeth II has ruled over the United Kingdom for nearly 65 years, worked with 13 prime ministers (including Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher), and led the country through many major historical moments in history. While the Queen’s enduring public role has made her one of the most famous women in the world, she has also remained a fiercely private individual. As a staunch follower of royal protocol, Queen Elizabeth has always avoided revealing much, if anything, about herself. In turn, we know little about the white-coiffed woman sitting on the throne.

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