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‘I’ve threatened to break the rules and kiss her’: Claire Foy and Matt Smith on acting in lockdown
June 30, 2020    0

They’re separated by a two-metre stick but their chemistry is as strong as ever. The Crown stars on their socially-distanced take on Lungs; lockdown diets and naked drawings. Claire Foy and Matt Smith are describing the odd experience of rehearsing a play while a stage manager holds a two-metre stick between them. The pair are […]


Claire Foy looks back on her reign as Queen Elizabeth II
December 11, 2017    0

By: Shirley Li Claire Foy made Peter Morgan’s job easy. As Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown, the 33-year-old actress delivered a Golden Globe-winning performance the show’s creator says he depended on throughout the first two seasons of the Netflix period drama. “I don’t have to give her fireworks to make her feel like she’s […]


Interview with The Crown’s Claire Foy
November 29, 2017    0

By: Alexandra Pollard Losing out on a Bafta for the second year in a row was, Claire Foy insists, one of the best moments of her career. She was up for best actress for her role as Elizabeth II in The Crown, and was widely expected to win – but the moment came, and it […]


Claire Foy on the Second Season of ‘The Crown’, Going Blonde & Early Bedtimes
November 14, 2017    0

By: Lisa Armstrong What happens to an actress once she has played the queen? Does some magisterial DNA rub off on her? Helen Mirren, Kristin Scott Thomas, Judi Dench have all been appointed dames. Only Cate Blanchett, who so magnificently illuminated Elizabeth II’s namesake, Elizabeth I, is yet to receive a title. But since she’s […]


The Queen of the Small Screen Goes Big
October 23, 2017    0

By: Anne Marie Scanlon From Tesco to the Tower and after two coronations, actress Claire Foy has never lost her head As someone who studied history to post-graduate level, reads history books for fun and gobbles up historical fiction, I was beside myself with excitement when I heard the BBC was dramatising Hilary Mantel’s Wolf […]


How ‘The Crown’ Revived Our Love for the Queen
October 22, 2017    0

By: Marion Van Renterghem The Queen is all secrets, mystery and muffled noise – ostensible blandness and unwavering tradition. Guests of Buckingham Palace must observe the golden rule: talk of politics, religion or gender is forbidden. “It limits conversational scope,” says Belgian journalist Marc Roche, a biographer of the Queen. Roche is almost the only […]


Claire Foy Breaks Her Silence On Playing Lisbeth Salander
October 10, 2017    0

By: Ben Barna Last month, it was announced that Claire Foy would be playing everyone’s favorite Swedish cyberpunk Lisbeth Salander in the upcoming adaptation of The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Landing the coveted role caps off a breakout year for the 33-year-old-British actress, a year in which she also won a Golden Globe for […]


‘Breathe’s Claire Foy On Lessons Gleaned From Inspirational True-Life Story
October 9, 2017    0

by Matt Grobar Breaking out with a Golden Globe win and an accompanying Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in critically acclaimed Netflix drama series The Crown, Claire Foy has quickly risen through the ranks to become one of the most well known and busiest actresses not only in the UK, but […]