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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 […]


Claire Foy Covers the November 2017 Issue of Vogue UK
October 3, 2017    0

By: Scarlett Conlon SHE is set to steal the show alongside Andrew Garfield in the forthcoming Breathe (the cinematic adaptation of the love story of tireless campaigners Robin and Diana Cavendish), but before then Claire Foy – the toast of the British acting scene thanks to her Golden Globe-winning turn as Queen Elizabeth in The […]


Claire Foy, From ‘Crown’ Jewels To Golden Globe And Beyond
August 28, 2017    0

by Damon Wise Inspired by UK playwright Peter Morgan’s critically acclaimed 2013 play The Audience—which enjoyed a brief but successful Broadway run in 2015—The Crown proved a surprise hit for Netflix when the series debuted in November of last year. Starting with the marriage of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II to Prince Philip in 1947, a […]


Claire Foy Talks ‘The Crown’ Feminist Backlash, Queen Elizabeth’s Drinking Habits
August 18, 2017    0

Emmy Wrap Magazine: Queen of Netflix reflects on her two-season run as Britain’s long-reigning monarch By Matt Donnelly By the time you read this, Claire Foy’s reign as Queen Elizabeth II will be over. She’s just wrapped the second season of the lush Netflix drama “The Crown,” and QEII will be played by a different […]


Nicole Kidman and Claire Foy on Formidable Female Roles and Collaborating With Male Showrunners
August 10, 2017    0

By Debra Birnbaum “It’s six degrees of separation,” said Nicole Kidman, of her connection to Claire Foy. The two women had gotten to know each other when Kidman was on stage in London with Foy’s husband, Stephen Campbell Moore, in a production of “Photograph 51.” But it’s their TV roles that have everyone talking — […]


Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip next face the ’60s in ‘The Crown,’ says Claire Foy, and they don’t handle it well
August 10, 2017    0

By Glenn Whipp Claire Foy has spent most of the last two years playing Queen Elizabeth for the Emmy-nominated Netflix period drama “The Crown,” wearing tiaras and tartan, acting with the utmost reserve and enduring loads of questions about whether playing a monarch improves one’s posture. On the latter front, Foy laughs off any illusions […]


Claire Foy Talks Moving on From ‘The Crown’: “It’ll Go On and Have Another Life”
August 8, 2017    0

by Bryn Elise Sandberg The actress chats with THR about parting ways with the role of Queen Elizabeth, which the Netflix drama will recast next season. When Claire Foy signed up to star in The Crown, she knew she’d only be playing Queen Elizabeth for two seasons. But the news may have come as a […]


Claire Foy celebrates Emmy nod, teases ‘completely different’ season 2
July 14, 2017    0

The actress plays Queen Elizabeth II on the Netflix drama RUTH KINANE Thursday morning, Claire Foy received an Emmy nomination for her performance in Netflix drama The Crown, where she plays Queen Elizabeth II. EW caught up with the actress to see how she reacted to the news. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: This is your first Emmy […]


The Crown’s Claire Foy On the Struggles of Being a New Mom and an Actress
July 13, 2017    0

by Lynn Hirschberg Claire Foy was fairly unknown until 2016, when she changed everyone’s idea of royalty with her role as a coming-of-age Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s The Crown. Foy, who won both the SAG and Golden Globe awards for Best Actress in a Drama, has now proved that she is a star. Here, […]