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- Net Worth:
- $6 Million
- Date of Birth:
- Apr 16, 1984 (39 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- Stockport, Greater Manchester, England
What Is Claire Foy's Net Worth and Salary?
Claire Foy is an English actress and producer who has a net worth of $6 million. Claire Foy is best known for her Emmy-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II on the Netflix series "The Crown" (2016–2017; 2020; 2022), and she also portrayed Anne Boleyn in the 2015 BBC Two miniseries "Wolf Hall." Claire has more than 30 acting credits to her name, including the films "Vampire Academy" (2014), "Rosewater" (2014), "Unsane" (2018), "First Man" (2018), "The Girl in the Spider's Web" (2018), and "Women Talking" (2022), the miniseries "The Promise" (2011), "White Heat" (2012), and "A Very British Scandal" (2021), and the television series "Little Dorrit" (2008), "Upstairs Downstairs" (2010–2012), and "Crossbones" (2014). Foy also served as an executive producer on "A Very British Scandal." In May 2021, it was announced that Claire had been cast as the lead on the BritBox crime thriller series "Marlow" and that she would also produce the show.
Claire Foy was born Claire Elizabeth Foy on April 16, 1984, in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. She grew up in Leeds and Manchester with mother Caroline, father David, and older siblings Robert and Gemma. The family later relocated to Longwick for David's job as a salesman for Rank Xerox. When Claire was 8 years old, her parents divorced, and her father later remarried and had another daughter. Foy attended Aylesbury High School, then she enrolled at Liverpool John Moores University to study drama. She also completed a one-year course at the "world-leading conservatoire" the Oxford School of Drama in 2007. After graduation, Claire moved to Peckham in southeast London and shared a house with five of her drama school friends.
While attending the Oxford School of Drama, Foy appeared in plays such as "Watership Down," "Top Girls," and "Easy Virtue." She made her TV debut in the 2008 pilot of the BBC Three series "Being Human," then she guest-starred on "Doctors" (2008) and "10 Minute Tales" (2009) and played Amy Dorrit on the 2008 BBC One series "Little Dorrit." The series won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries, and Claire earned a nomination from the Royal Television Society Awards. In 2010, she appeared in the TV movie "Pulse" and the miniseries "Terry Pratchett's Going Postal" and began starring as Lady Persephone Towyn on the BBC One drama "Upstairs Downstairs." Foy's first feature film was 2011's "Season of the Witch," which starred Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman, and that year she also appeared in the drama "Wreckers," the TV movie "The Night Watch," and the miniseries "The Promise." Claire then starred in the miniseries "White Heat" (2012) and "The Great War: The People's Story" (2014) and the TV movie "Hacks" (2012), narrated the television film "Frankenstein and the Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night" (2014), and played Kate Balfour on the NBC series "Crossbones" (2014).
Foy appeared in the films "Vampire Academy" (2014), "Rosewater" (2014), "The Lady in the Van" (2015), and "Breathe" (2017), and in 2015, she portrayed Anne Boleyn in the miniseries "Wolf Hall," which earned her a BAFTA Award nomination.
In 2016, she began starring as Queen Elizabeth II on the critically-acclaimed Netflix series "The Crown," and she has won awards from the Primetime Emmys, Golden Globes, and Screen Actors Guild Awards for her performance. In 2018, Claire hosted "Saturday Night Live," appeared in the films "Unsane" and "First Man," and played Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl in the Spider's Web." In 2021, she portrayed Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, in the BBC miniseries "A Very British Scandal" and appeared in the films "The Electrical Life of Louis Wain" and "My Son." In 2022, Foy starred in the film "Women Talking," which won several Best Ensemble awards.
The Crown Salary
In March 2018 panel discussion, one of the producers of "The Crown" admitted that Claire Foy was paid $40,000 per episode of the series, which was less than he male co-star Matt Smith's salary per episode. Claire appeared in 20 episodes between seasons 1 and 2, which works out to a total of $800,000 in earnings,
It is not known how much Matt Smith earned per episode but also, in fairness, he was a significantly more famous and experienced actor before shooting began. Nevertheless, Foy was ultimately paid $274,000 in backpay in response to the controversy.
Claire married her "Season of the Witch" co-star Stephen Campbell Moore in December 2014, and they welcomed daughter Ivy in March 2015. In February 2018, Foy and Moore announced that they had separated, releasing a joint statement that read, "We can confirm that we have separated and have been for some time. We do however continue as great friends with the utmost respect for one another. We ask for our privacy during this time." In 2021, a stalker sent Claire more than 1,000 emails within a one-month period and showed up at her home. The stalker, 49-year-old Jason Penrose, pleaded guilty to the crimes in November 2022 and received a two-year suspended sentence with terms stating that he must remain under psychiatric care in the U.K. until he is repatriated to the U.S. In a statement read at the hearing, Foy said, "I feel like the freedoms I enjoyed before Mr. Penrose contacted me have now gone and I view the world in a much more fearful way as a direct result of his actions."
Awards and Nominations
Foy has received three Primetime Emmy nominations for "The Crown," winning Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2018 and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2021. She won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama for "The Crown" in 2017 and earned a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for "First Man" in 2019. Claire has received four BAFTA Award nominations, Best Leading Actress for "Wolf Hall" (2016) and "The Crown" (2017 and 2018) and Best Supporting Actress for "First Man" (2019). "The Crown" has also earned Foy awards from the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, Online Film & Television Association Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards and nominations from the Critics Choice Awards, Empire Awards, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, Gold Derby Awards (including Drama Actress of the Decade), International Online Cinema Awards, and Television Critics Association Awards. She received nominations from the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, Critics Choice Television Awards, Gold Derby Awards, Royal Television Society Awards, and Satellite Awards for "Wolf Hall."
For "First Man," Claire won an Odyssey Award and was honored with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Virtuoso Award, and she received nominations from the AACTA International Awards, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, Awards Circuit Community Awards, Critics Choice Awards, Faro Island Film Festival, Golden Schmoes Awards, Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Film Awards, Online Association of Female Film Critics, Online Film & Television Association Awards, and Satellite Awards. She was named British Artist of the Year at the 2017 BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards, and in 2019, she received the SeeHer Award at the Critics Choice Awards. "Women Talking" won the Robert Altman Award at the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards, and the cast received awards from the Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, Gold Derby Awards, National Board of Review, and Online Association of Female Film Critics. Claire earned a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, a St. Louis Film Critics Association Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and a Sunset Film Circle Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for the film. Foy has also earned a Broadcasting Press Guild Award nomination for "A Very British Scandal," a Fright Meter Award nomination for "Unsane," and a Royal Television Society Award nomination for "Little Dorrit." In 2019, she received London Critics Circle Film Award nominations for Supporting Actress of the Year for "First Man" and British/Irish Actress of the Year for "First Man," "The Girl in the Spider's Web," and "Unsane."