Who is Claire Foy? Emmy Award winner for Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown who has split from her husband Stephen Campbell Moore

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CLAIRE Foy took the starring role in Netflix’s The Crown as a young Queen Elizabeth II.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Emmy award winning actress…

Claire Foy is an English actress who stars as Queen Elizabeth II in new Netflix drama The Crown
Claire Foy is an English actress who starred as Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix drama The Crown
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Who is Claire Foy?

Claire Foy, 34, was born in Stockport and grew up in Manchester and Leeds before moving to Buckinghamshire.

She developed her love of acting and drama at Liverpool John Moores University.

She also trained for a year at the Oxford School of Drama and after graduating, she moved to London in 2007.

She landed her first TV role as Julia, George’s former fiancé in the pilot episode of BBC drama Being Human.

Claire Foy played the Queen alongside Matt Smith who played Prince Philip
Claire Foy played the Queen alongside Matt Smith who played Prince Philip
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What has Claire Foy starred in?

In 2008, she landed the lead role of Amy Dorrit in the BBC production of Little Dorrit and starred in the film Season of the Witch alongside Hollywood star Nicolas Cage.

She also starred with James McAvoy on stage at the Trafalgar Studios in London in Macbeth.

In the drama series Wolf Hall she played Anne Boleyn, starring alongside Damien Lewis as Henry VIII and Mark Rylance, who played Thomas Cromwell.

In series one and two of The Crown she played a young Queen Elizabeth II and the role earned her an Emmy for Best Actress in 2018.

Claire has split from her actor husband Stephen Campbell Moore a
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When did Claire Foy split from her husband Stephen Campbell Moore? 

In February 2018, The Sun’s Bizarre column exclusively revealed that Claire Foy and  had separated from her husband Stephen Campbell Moore. 

The pair met on the set of movie Season of the Witch in 2011 and got married in 2014.

They have a two-year-old daughter named Ivy Rose.

The split came just months after Stephen had undergone a life-saving operation to remove a brain tumour.

They confirmed their break-up in a statement to The Sun, explaining: “We have separated and have been for some time.

“We do however continue as great friends with the utmost respect for one another.”

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