Claire Foy

Claire Foy


Life Story

Claire Foy was born on April 16, 1984 in Stockport, England as Claire Elizabeth Foy. She is an actress, known for The Crown (2016), Season of the Witch (2011) and Breathe (2017). She has been married to Stephen Campbell Moore since December 2014. They have one child.


Stephen Campbell Moore (December 2014 - present) ( 1 child)


Studied drama and film studies at Liverpool John Moores University, and then did a one year course at the Oxford School of Drama, graduating in 2007.
Was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue (May 2010).
Attended Aylesbury High School.
Was 2 months pregnant with her daughter Ivy when she completed filming Wolf Hall (2015).
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, a daughter Ivy Rose Moore, in March 2015. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Stephen Campbell Moore.
Returned to work 4 months after giving birth to her daughter Ivy to begin filming The Crown (2016).
Younger sister of Gemma (b. 1979) and Robert Foy (b. 1982).
Is a lifelong avid fan of Bruce Springsteen.
Is just 13 years younger than Victoria Hamilton, who played her mother on The Crown (2016).
Childhood celebrity crush was Stephen Gately of Boyzone.
She and her husband (now estranged husband), Stephen Campbell Moore, have both played a King and Queen of the same family. He played King Edward VIII in Wallis & Edward (2005) and Claire played Queen Elizabeth II (Edwards niece) in The Crown (2016-).

Personal Quotes 

When I got the audition for "Macbeth", it's awful to say it but I can see what leads her to do what she does. Her husband's destiny has been proclaimed and she says "You've got to meet it." Which women do all the time.
[about her "Macbeth" co-star, James McAvoy] The funny thing is you would never ever ever think the man is this movie star. He's just so down to earth. He could turn round to me and go "Your accent is shocking!" I have to remind myself to actually stop looking at him.
I am always so envious of people who do whatever they want.
I've seen Pride and Prejudice (1995) about 4,000 times. I'm not joking: I know every single line.
I wouldn't have been able to go to drama school when I was 19. I don't think I was even conscious of life... I was like a zombie. But when I finished uni' I just realized... just go and do it, stop being a knob.
If I was working nine to five, acting would be my hobby... I always feel like maybe I should do an Open University degree. But I'm never going to.


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