Claire Foy is the Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown

Claire Foy acquires popularity in the television series of the United Kingdom, The Crown, produced by Netflix, where she plays Queen Elizabeth II.

Claire Foy was born in Stockport but grew up in Manchester and Leeds. She is the youngest of three children. Her family moved to Longwick, Buckinghamshire. She attended Aylesbury High School (a high school for girls) from the age of twelve years; then she attended the Liverpool John Moores University, studying acting. She attended a course of a year at Oxford School Of Drama. She graduated in 2007 and moved to Peckham where she shares a house “with five friends from drama school.”

Already during her studies at the Oxford School of Drama, Claire Foy took part in some plays at the Royal National Theatre in London, and after a television appearance, there she made her professional debut in DNA and The Miracle, directed by Paul Miller. In 2008 she played the lead role of Amy Dorrit in the BBC television series based on the novel Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens, getting nominated for a Royal Television Society Awards. She subsequently obtained an appearance in the British TV movie Going Postal and medieval adventure film The Last Templar alongside Nicolas Cage. She also starred in Upstairs Downstairs, BBC remake, in the role of Lady Persephone. Foy was co-star of the mini-series The Promise, broadcast in February 2011, describing it in an interview at the time as her “absolute favorite work.” She has played the role of Elena, starring in the TV movie The Night Watch on the novel by Sarah Waters.