Today, we will be talking about the actress who stunned the screen with her acting and grace. Claire Foy played the role of young Queen Elizabeth II in the hit Netflix series, The Crown. For the series, not only did she receive critical acclaim but also the prestigious Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy.
Apart from the series, this bonafide British actress has appeared in other television series like The Promise, Crossbones, and so on. Just in her mid-30s, we are sure Foy will bring something new and amazing to the entertainment world.
Keeping that in mind, Claire’s career has been filled with ups and downs. Here we will go more in details regarding her professional career as well as her personal life.
Claire Foy: Quick Facts
|Full Name||Claire Elizabeth Foy|
|Birth Date||April 16, 1984|
|Birth Place||Stockport, Greater Manchester, England|
|Education||Liverpool John Mooers University|
|Father’s Name||David Foy|
|Mother’s Name||Caroline Foy|
|Height||5 feet 3 inches(162 cm)|
|Weight||50 kgs(110 lbs)|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
Who is Claire Foy?
Claire Foy is a brilliant actress who has been active in the entertainment industry for over a decade now. Not only that but she is also a recipient of Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Awards for her role in the Netflix series, The Crown.
Professional Career As An Actress
Claire, who grew up in Buckinghamshire, wanted to be an actress from an early age. Certain of her career, she studied acting in Liverpool John Moores University and then at the Oxford School of Drama. During her time at the Oxford, Foy appeared in many plays such as Top Girls, Watership Down, Easy Virtue, and so on.
Likewise, Foy then made her stage debut from DNA and The Miracle; both under the director, Paul Miller. Progressing further from that, Claire made her on-screen debut from the 2008 TV Show, Being Human as Julia Beckett. That same year, she appeared in Doctors and Little Dorrit.
For the latter show, Little Dorrit, Foy appeared as a protagonist and was even nominated for an RTS Award. With such success and recognition, Foy went on and appeared in the TV film, Going Postal, and horror adventure film, Season of the Witch.
After making her presence in the small-screen, it was only natural for Foy to move to the silver screen. Not to mention, as of now, Claire has appeared in a handful of movies including Vampire Academy, Rosewater, The Lady in the Van, Breathe, Unsane, First Man, Louis Wain, and few others.
Compared to that, it is fair to say Foy is more immersed in a small screen. True to this, the young actress has appeared in dozens of shows and series altogether. Some of her acclaimed works happen to be Upstairs Downstairs, The Promise, The Night Watch, White Heat, Crossbones, Wolf Hall, The Crown, and others.
Why did they change Claire Foy?
It is no brainer that Claire Foy as young Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series, The Crown was just phenomenal. Not just her acting but the way she personified one of the greatest living on earth is just beyond comprehension. Hence, everyone agreed when Foy received Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy for the said role.
However, Foy was soon replaced by another actress Olivia Colman for the third season of the show. And as you can guess, many were disappointed; not that Colman was bad or anything. But Foy had left a better impression on the viewers.
This change made many question the decision of the show producers. But despite what many think, the change has nothing to do with the people in it, in any way. As clearly stated, Foy played the young Queen Elizabeth II; hence, it is evident that she won’t be able to play her old counterpart.
Since the third and fourth season moved to a different period in history, it was important to show the ageing of the entire cast. As a result, many former casts, including Claire, was replaced by older actors and actresses.
Is Claire Foy Single?- Personal Life, Husband and Daughter
“Everybody loved Claire Foy.” This statement speaks nothing but the truth. Since her days at ‘The Crown,’ Foy’s stardom skyrocketed overnight making her not only beloved in England but also among international fans. Because of it, many have been showing a lot of interest in Foy and her life.
As a matter of fact, Foy has a lot of fans who want to know about her personal life as well. Already in her 30s, Claire is a single woman at the moment. But this does not mean she was never in a relationship.
In fact, Claire, 36, was married to her husband and fellow actor, Stephen Campbell Moore. After meeting in the sets of ‘Season of the Witch,’ the two started dating back in 2011. Three years later, the couple decided to tie the knot in December 2014.
Likewise, the lovely couple gave birth to their first child, a daughter in February 2015. The two later named her Ivy Rose. But when their daughter was three years old, the couple announced their separation, shocking the fans.
In a statement made in February 2018, they cleared they have been separated for some time now. Since then, the two have been living a quiet life, away from each other.
Short Bio- Family and Early Life
Stunning as Queen Elizabeth II, Claire Foy was born as Claire Elizabeth Foy in the city of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. She is the daughter of parents, David and Caroline Foy. Also, it is said her mother comes from an Irish family and that her grandparents are originally from Dublin and Kildare.
Likewise, Foy grew up with her two siblings: Gemma Foy, an older sister, and Robert Foy, an older brother, in Manchester and Leeds. Then the family later moved to Longwick, Buckinghamshire for her father’s work as a salesman. Sadly, when she was eight, her parents got divorced. Hence, Foy has a half-sister from her father’s side.
As for her education, Claire went to Aylesbury High School and later attended Liverpool John Moores University. There she studied drama and screen studies.
To hone her acting skills further, Foy then trained at the Oxford School of Drama for a year. She completed her studies in 2007 and then moved to Peckham, where she struggled to make her ends meet.
Age and Height
It is no denying that Foy is an attractive individual who also happens to be talented. Claire Foy was born on April 16, 1984, which makes her 36 years young as of now. Not to mention, her sun sign happens to be Aries. They are known to be fierce, competitive, and also determined individuals.
Likewise, Foy has been garnering attention- not only for her skills but for her beauty as well. This British actress has fair skin with stunning blue eyes and short light brown hair.
Also, Foy has a slender body which makes her 5 feet 3 inches stature seems tall. Despite that, she has got gorgeous curves measuring 35-24-35 inches. As for her weight, Foy is only 50 kgs.
Net Worth and Income
Brilliant as she is, Foy has generated a hefty net worth of $4 million from her successful career. Not to mention, her fame is not limited in England only. In fact, she has many international fans thanks to the success of Netflix series, The Crown.
Likewise, Claire has not said much when it comes to her income and so on. Despite the success of The Crown, it is said, Foy only received around $40,000 per episode. It is said, her co-star Matt Smith was paid more than her even though Foy was the lead character.
Upon this news, it was reported that the actress would receive $275,000 in back pay. But to this date, Foy has not received any money from the series.
Social Media Presence
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