|Claire Foy Quick Info
|5 ft 3¾ in
|Date of Birth
|April 16, 1984
Claire Foy is an English actress who is best known for portraying roles such as young Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown, queen Anne Boleyn in Wolf Hall, Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Janet Shearon in First Man, and Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll in A Very British Scandal. She has also appeared in a variety of other TV shows and films such as Vampire Academy, The Lady in the Van, My Son, Women Talking, Season of the Witch, Being Human, Upstairs Downstairs, White Heat, The Night Watch, The Promise, and many more. Her theatre credits include plays like Macbeth and Lungs. For her acting skills, Claire has been honored with numerous awards such as the Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award.
Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
From the age of 12, she attended Aylesbury High School in Buckinghamshire.
Post that, she got enrolled at Liverpool John Moores University to study screen studies and drama.
In 2006, she started taking a vocational course at Oxford School of Drama and graduated in 2007.
- Father – David Foy (Sales Director at Rank Xerox)
- Mother – Caroline Foy (Pharmaceutical Company Worker)
- Siblings – Gemma Foy (Older Sister), Robert Foy (Older Brother)
Independent Talent Group Ltd
5 ft 3¾ in or 162 cm
50 kg or 110 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Claire Foy dated –
- Stephen Campbell Moore (2011-2018) – Claire Foy started dating actor Stephen Campbell Moore in 2011 after having met him on the sets of Season of the Witch. After dating for almost 3 years, they got married in December 2014 in a small ceremony. In February 2015, she gave birth to their first child, a daughter. In February 2018, it was revealed that they had already been separated by some time then.
- Charlie Cunningham (2023-Present) – Claire’s relationship with musician Charlie Cunningham first came into the spotlight in July 2023 after they were seen together in London.
Note – Stephen was not her first boyfriend. She also had a boyfriend while studying at the drama school and they graduated together from the acting course.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Irish descent on her mother’s side.
Sparkling blue eyes
35-24-35 in or 89-61-89 cm
4 (US) or 36 (EU)
Claire Foy has fronted number of pictorial campaigns for leading fashion brands. These include photoshoot for the Elie Saab Resort 2012 collection and another one for Alexander McQueen.
Best Known For
- Playing the lead role in BBC mini TV series, Little Dorrit in 2008.
- Portraying the famous Anne Boleyn in BBC2 series, Wolf Hall in 2015.
She made her film debut in Nicolas Cage starrer fantasy adventure movie Season of the Witch in 2011 for her role as Anna.
First TV Show
Her first TV appearance came in the pilot of the supernatural drama series Being Human in 2008 in which she played Julia.
Claire Foy Favorite Things
- Role – In a drama, titled The Promise
Source – HungerTV.com
Claire Foy Facts
- When she got enrolled at Liverpool John Moores University, her goal was to become a cinematographer but changed her mind after realizing she wasn’t good at it.
- To get into the role she is playing and to prepare mentally, she relies on music so that she can tune her mind to the task at hand.
- Claire Foy went for acting after a drama teacher at John Moores University advised her to enroll into a drama school.
- For her debut role in the movie Being Human, Claire was noticed by the casting director after watching her showcase at the end of her drama school and asked her to audition for the role.
- Claire was selected for her breakthrough role in the miniseries Little Dorrit because of her big blue eyes and her wonderful straight gaze that made her perfect for the role.
- At the age of 17, she developed a benign tumor in her one eye for which she had to undergo steroids treatment leading to weight pile-up and bad skin.
- Claire Foy was five months pregnant when she auditioned for the lead role of Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown and she started working just four months after childbirth.
- Due to financial struggles, Claire had to do a number of menial jobs while studying at university to pay her fees.
- While growing up, she wanted to become a ballet dancer but at the age of 13, she was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis, which put her dancing routines on hold.
- After graduating from Drama school, she faced some financial difficulties due to which she had to share a house with five friends and had to hand out a sports magazine at Beckenham Junction in London at 5 in the morning.
- In September 2021, Claire won the Creative Arts Emmy Award for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series” for her guest appearance in a season 4 episode of the drama series, The Crown.
- In November 2021, Claire was honored with the “Actress Award” at the Harper’s Bazaar UK Women of the Year Awards.