She’ll have BIG shoes as she takes on the role of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s new series ‘The Crown,’ but Claire Foy is definitely ready to take on the job. Get to know the actress with five fast facts right here!
1. She went to school to pursue her acting career
Claire Foy, 32, has always had a career in show business on her mind — she studied drama at Liverpool John Moores University, and then did a one year course at the Oxford School of Drama, graduating in 2007.
2. Her career started out with plays
During her time at Oxford, Claire starred in plays like Top girls and Easy Virtue, then made her professional stage debut in DNA and The Miracle. She then moved onto television, starring in one of her most well-known roles as Amy Dorrit in the BBC mini-series Little Dorrit.
3. Her most critically-acclaimed role was as Anne Boleyn
Claire portrayed Anne in the mini-series Wolf Hall, for which she was nominated for Best Actress at the British Academy Television Awards, Best Supporting Actress at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards and Female Actor at Royal Television Society. Amazing!
4. She is married
Claire met her husband, Stephen Campbell Moore, on the set of Season of the Witch in 2011. They were married in Dec. 2014, and welcomed their first child in Feb. 2015.
5. Her new show hits Netflix in November
The Crown, a ten-episode drama about the early reign of Queen Elizabeth, will stream in full on Netflix on Nov. 4. The show is actually supposed to span for six seasons, following Queen Elizabeth’s story from 1947 until present day, although it’s not known who will take over Claire’s role as the Queen in later episodes.
HollywoodLifers, are you excited to see Claire in The Crown? Do you think she was good for the role?