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Claire Foy

Claire Elizabeth Foy is an English actress. She studied acting at the Liverpool John Moores University and the Oxford School of Drama, and made her screen debut in the pilot of the supernatural comedy series Being Human, in 2008. Following her professional stage debut at the Royal National Theatre, she played the title role in the BBC One miniseries Little Dorrit (2008) and made her film debut in the American historical fantasy drama Season of the Witch (2011). Following leading roles in the television series The Promise (2011) and Crossbones (2014), Foy received praise for portraying the ill-fated queen Anne Boleyn in the miniseries Wolf Hall (2015). Foy was educated at Aylesbury High School from the age of 12 and later attended Liverpool John Moores University, studying drama and screen studies. She also trained in a one-year course at the Oxford School of Drama. She graduated in 2007 and moved to London's Peckham district to share a house with five friends from drama school. While at the Oxford School of Drama, Foy appeared in the plays Top Girls, Watership Down, Easy Virtue, and Touched. After appearing on television, she made her professional stage debut in DNA and The Miracle, two of a trio of single acts directed by Paul Miller at the Royal National Theatre in London (the third was Baby Girl). Foy gained international recognition for portraying the young Queen Elizabeth II in the first two seasons of the Netflix series The Crown, for which she won a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy, among other awards. In 2018, she starred in Steven Soderbergh's psychological thriller Unsane and portrayed Janet Shearon, wife of astronaut Neil Armstrong, in Damien Chazelle's biopic First Man. For the latter role, she was nominated for a BAFTA and a Golden Globe. Description above from the Wikipedia Claire Foy licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Apr 16, 1984 In Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
33
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Movie The Electrical Life of Louis Wain 2022
Known For
Poster of My Son
Poster of The Girl in the Spider's Web
Poster of Vampire Academy
Poster of Season of the Witch
Filmography
Movie The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Emily Richardson-Wain 2022
Movie My Son Joan Richmond 2022
Movie The Pisces Lucy 2022
Movie Dust Unknown 2022
Movie Migrations Franny Stone 2022
Movie Lungs W 2020-06-26
Movie Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime for Christmas Self 2020-12-24
Movie Unsane Sawyer Valentini 2018-02-21
Movie First Man Janet Shearon 2018-10-11
Movie The Girl in the Spider's Web Lisbeth Salander 2018-10-25
Movie Breathe Diana Cavendish 2017-10-13
Series The Crown Young Elizabeth 2016-11-04
Series Wolf Hall Anne Boleyn 2015-01-21
Movie The Lady in the Van Lois, Social Worker 2015-11-13
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015-08-02
Series Crossbones Kate Balfour 2014-05-30
Movie Vampire Academy Sonya Karp 2014-02-07
Movie Frankenstein and the Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night Narrator 2014-11-01
Series The Great War: The People's Story Helen Bentwich 2014-08-10
Movie Rosewater Paola 2014-11-07
Movie Hacks Kate Loy 2012-01-01
Series White Heat Charlotte 2012-03-08
Series The Promise Erin Matthews 2011-02-06
Movie Season of the Witch The Girl 2011-01-07
Movie The Night Watch Helen Giniver 2011-04-04
Movie Wreckers Dawn 2011-12-16
Movie Pulse Hannah Carter 2010-06-03
Series Going Postal Adora Belle Dearheart 2010-05-30
Series Upstairs Downstairs Lady Persephone Towyn 2010-12-26
Series Being Human Unknown 2009-01-25
Series Little Dorrit Amy Dorrit 2008-10-26
Series The Graham Norton Show Herself 2007-02-22
Series Saturday Night Live Herself - Host 1975-10-11