Claire Foy

Claire Foy
Claire Foy in 2018.jpg
Foy at an event for First Man in 2018
Claire Elizabeth Foy

(1984-04-16) 16 April 1984 (age 34)
Alma materLiverpool John Moores University
Years active2008–present
Stephen Campbell Moore
(m. 2014; div. 2018)
AwardsFull list

Claire Elizabeth Foy (born 16 April 1984) 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),[1] 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 further praise for portraying the ill-fated queen Anne Boleyn in the miniseries Wolf Hall (2015).

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 Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, 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, she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Early life

Foy was born in Stockport. She has said that her mother, Caroline, comes from "a massive Irish family." Her maternal grandparents were from Dublin and Kildare, respectively.[2][3][4] She grew up in Manchester and Leeds, the youngest of three children. Her family later moved to Longwick, Buckinghamshire, for her father's job as a salesman for Rank Xerox. Her parents divorced when she was eight.[5]

Foy attended Aylesbury High School, a girls' grammar school, from the age of twelve; she then attended Liverpool John Moores University, studying drama and screen studies. She also trained in a one-year course at the Oxford School of Drama.[6] She graduated in 2007 and moved to Peckham to share a house "with five friends from drama school".[7]

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العربية: كلير فوي
asturianu: Claire Foy
čeština: Claire Foy
Cymraeg: Claire Foy
Deutsch: Claire Foy
eesti: Claire Foy
Ελληνικά: Κλερ Φόι
español: Claire Foy
فارسی: کلر فوی
français: Claire Foy
한국어: 클레어 포이
Bahasa Indonesia: Claire Foy
italiano: Claire Foy
עברית: קלייר פוי
magyar: Claire Foy
македонски: Клер Фој
Nederlands: Claire Foy
norsk: Claire Foy
polski: Claire Foy
português: Claire Foy
română: Claire Foy
русский: Фой, Клэр
Simple English: Claire Foy
slovenčina: Claire Foyová
српски / srpski: Клер Фој
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Claire Foy
suomi: Claire Foy
svenska: Claire Foy
українська: Клер Фой
Tiếng Việt: Claire Foy