Claire Elizabeth Foy (April 16, 1984) is an English actress who's probably best known for playing Queen Elizabeth II on the acclaimed Netflix series The Crown (2016).
Before that however, she was a relativly obscure actress, appearing in movies like Season of the Witch and the short-lived BBC revival of Upstairs Downstairs. The Crown (2016) changed all that and she won two Screen Actors Guild awards for her role. She’s also set to play Lisbeth Salander in the movie adaptation of The Girl in the Spider’s Web.
And yes, her middle name is Elizabeth. Fans have had fun with this.
- Season of the Witch (2011) as Anna
- The Night Watch as Helen Giniver
- Upstairs Downstairs (2010-2012) as Lady Persephone Towyn
- Crossbones as Kate Balfour
- Vampire Academy (2014) as Sonya Karp
- Wolf Hall as Anne Boleyn
- The Crown (2016) (2016-2017) as Queen Elizabeth II
- Breathe (2017) as Diana Cavendish
- Unsane (2018) as Sawyer Valentini
- The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2018) as Lisbeth Salander
- Dark Action Girl: Presumably as Lisbeth.
- Dye Hard: Is a brunette but has recently dyed her hair blonde including for her role in Unsane. She also dyed her hair reddish-blonde to play Diane Cavendish in Breathe.
- Hot Witch: In Season of the Witch.
- Name's the Same: Her middle name is Elizabeth, just like Queen Elizabeth herself. Which makes her casting as the latter Hilarious in Hindsight.
- The Other Darrin: In The Girl in the Spider’s Web, she’ll be replacing Rooney Mara as Lisbeth since Mara declined to reprise the role.
- Playing Against Type: She’s mostly known for playing regal or English Rose type characters. Her next big role? Lisbeth Salander.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: As Queen Elizabeth.
- Romance on the Set: Met her soon-to-be-ex-husband Stephen Campbell Moore on the set of Season of the Witch. They married in 2014 and have a daughter but will be soon divorced.
- Separated-at-Birth Casting: Her and Vanessa Kirby look like they could be related.
- Star-Making Role: To say Queen Elizabeth in The Crown (2016) was this for her is an understatement.
- What Beautiful Eyes!: Her photo alone in proof of that.