Welcome to Claire Foy Source, your original online resource dedicated to incredibly talented British actress Claire Foy. You may recognize her from her roles in The Crown, The Girl in the Spider's Web, Breathe, Wolf Hall, Vampire Academy, Upstairs Downstairs and many others. The contains a comprehensive news archive dating back to 2009 and an extensive photo gallery of events, photoshoots, magazines, stills and more covering the span of her career. Thanks for visiting!
The gallery has been updated with over 1700 HD screencaptures of Claire Foy in the 2017 movie “Breathe”, enjoy!
After contracting polio at the age of 28, Robin Cavendish is confined to bed and given only months to live. But with the help of his wife Diana and her twin brothers, and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall, Cavendish emerges from the hospital ward and devotes the rest of his life to helping fellow patients and the disabled.
Claire Foy won’t let her onscreen husband’s life be restricted in an exclusive sneak peek from the upcoming biopic Breathe.
In the clip, Foy (The Crown) stars as Diana, the wife of Robin Cavendish, a late advocate for the disabled portrayed by Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge). Robin was only given three months to live after being paralyzed by polio at the age of 28, and became bedridden in a hospital.
While Garfield’s Robin lies attached to a ventilator, Foy’s Diana prods his doctor, “Can machines like that only work in a hospital?”
When the doctor confirms “it’s just a machine” that simply requires a power source, Diana states, “Robin is going to leave the hospital.”
Diana then confirms to the skeptical doctor that she knows the risks of taking a patient in Robin’s condition out of the hospital. “Yes, yes I do. The risk is that he might die,” she says.
Watch how her husband reacts to his wife’s daring proposal in the full clip above.
Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy Star in a Tale of Love and Polio
The trailer for Breathe plays itself at first like a jaunty period romantic comedy — the type of particularly English comedy of manners we’ve all seen before. “I could ask you to dance, and you could say ‘Well, I don’t feel like dancing,'” says a suit-clad Andrew Garfield. “And I could say, ‘Well, maybe some other time.”
“Or I could just not ask,” he tells Claire Foy, doing her best bashful brit in a ballgown. He grabs her by the hand, and off to the dance floor and a subsequent whirlwind romance they go. They even go for a drive in one of those newfangled automobiles, as people in the ’50s loved to do.
Then comes the almost expected beat where her family doesn’t approve of the courtship. Foy’s character father protests that she hardly even knows the man, and she replies, “The thing is, I just know this is it.”
It’s all very expected and familiar, until, of course, we’re all reminded why people who say “Oh, I was born in the wrong time period. I just wish I could live back then” are completely misguided.
That thing, in this case, is polio. Garfield’s character contracts a nasty strain of the then incurable disease and is relegated to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair, which totally leaves us with a completely different movie than the first 45 seconds of the trailer had set us up for.
The film is actually based on the real life story of Robin Cavendish, a British tea broker who was paralyzed from the neck down at the age of 28 and set out to become both an advocate and example for the disabled. Initially given just three months to live and told he would never leave the hospital again due to his need to be hooked up to a breathing device at all times, Cavendish sought more and pushed for medical advances that would help him live a fuller life. He went on to travel wildly, remained a devoted husband and father, and picked up an Order of the British Empire along the way.
Garfield takes the part fresh off his first Academy Award nomination, and clearly hopes to keep his string of challenging roles going. Foy meanwhile finds herself as a big screen leading lady for only the second time after 2011’s Wreckers, and the first after her breakthrough role as a young Queen Elizabeth in The Crown.
The film will also mark the directorial debut of Andy Serkis, yes the actor best known for his performance captures roles like Gollum in The Lord of the Rings saga (Serkis actually oversaw filming of Jungle Book before directing Breathe, but the former CGI-heavy film won’t be released until next year).
Breathe is scheduled to open the BFI London Film Festival on October 4th, and then hit select theaters later that month.
Driving in the heart of the Highlands, Edmond Murray receives a call from his ex-wife, in tears. Their 7-year-old son went missing from a campsite. Soon it becomes clear that the child was kidnapped and the parents give way to despair.
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021) Claire as Emily Richardson-Wain Status: Now on Blu-ray, DVD & Streaming News |
English artist Louis Wain rises to prominence at the end of the 19th century for his surreal cat paintings that seemed to reflect his declining sanity.
Earlier in 2020, Claire Foy Source’s webmiss Mariana left this world, after an excruciating battle with cancer. This fansite was one of her babies and it is my best intention to keep it going, active and honoring the memory of the beautiful soul that Mariana was.
Actress Eva Green, a dear friend to our Mariana, wrote a beautiful letter to her and I encourage you all to go and read it on her instagram feed.
This fansite is strictly against any paparazzi or stalkerazzi pictures. We will not support any kind of bashing or privacy intrusion into Claire’s life and/or the one of people around her. We will also not post any gossip or rumors on private life matters.
This is a non-profit fan-run website. The owner of this website has no affiliation with Ms. Foy, her management, agency, friends or family. All photos and media are copyright to their respective owners. No infringement is intended. If you wish to have something of yours removed, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you.