THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB
With a diverse and exceptional range of work across television, film and
theatre, CLAIRE FOY (Lisbeth Salander) is one of the UK's most respected
Foy may currently be seen starring alongside Ryan Gosling and Kyle Chandler in
First Man as Janet Shearon, the ex-wife of Neil Armstrong. The story looks at
the extraordinary life of the astronaut and the renowned space mission that led
him to become the first man on the moon. Based on the book First Man: The Life
of Neil A. Armstrong, the film is directed by Damien Chazelle (La La Land).
Foy was most recently seen in Steven Soderbergh's psychological horror Unsane as
Sawyer Valentini, a young woman involuntarily committed to a mental institution.
Also starring Joshua Leonard and Sarah Stiles, with appearances from Juno Temple
and Matt Damon, the entire film was shot on an iPhone 7 and received critical
acclaim for both Foy's performance and for Soderbergh's fresh vision.
Prior to this, Foy was seen in series two of "The Crown," Netflix's critically
acclaimed series about Britain's Royal Family. Starring in the much-coveted role
of Queen Elizabeth II, her performance won her a Golden Globe, an Emmy and two
SAG Awards, along with a BAFTA TV nomination. The drama explores the Royal
Family from both a public and private perspective. It is the largest series
Netflix has commissioned and other cast members include Matt Smith as Prince
Philip and Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret.
Foy was seen in Breathe alongside Andrew Garfield in October 2017, directed by
Andy Serkis and written by William Nicholson. The film tells the remarkable
story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, who navigate life after he is struck down
with paralyzing polio.
Foy starred as Anne Boleyn in 2015's Wolf Hall; the BBC adaption of Hilary
Mantel's Man Booker Prize winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, for
which she was nominated in the leading actress category for the BAFTA TV Awards.
The critically acclaimed six-part series, written by Oscar nominated Peter
Straughan (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), also starred Mark Rylance as Thomas
Cromwell and Damian Lewis as Henry VIII.
In 2014 Foy was seen in US TV show "Crossbones," a series set during the golden
age of piracy in the 1700's and centering on legendary pirate Blackbeard. The
show, which premiered on NBC, saw Foy star alongside John Malkovich, Ezra
Buzzington and Tracy Ifeachor.
Foy has appeared in a number of prestigious theatre projects. She last starred
as Lady Macbeth at the Trafalgar Studios opposite James McAvoy in "Macbeth." In
2012 Foy appeared at the Royal Court in two separate productions, Mike
Bartlett's "Love, Love, Love" and "Ding, Dong the Wicked." She made her
professional stage debut at the National Theatre in "DNA/The Miracle/Baby Gir',"
one of a trio of acts, directed by Paul Miller.
Foy has been on our small screens since she made a name for herself in the title
role of the critically acclaimed BBC adaptation "Little Dorrit." The drama won
Best Mini-Series at the 2009 Emmy Awards and was nominated for Best Mini-Series
at the Golden Globes. Foy's outstanding performance earned her a nomination for
Best Actress at the 2009 RTS Television Awards.
In 2012 audiences watched Foy in the lead role of Charlotte in White Heat for
the BBC alongside Sam Claflin and MyAnna Buring, a semi-autobiographical drama
by the award-winning writer Paula Milne. Foy appeared on our television screens
in the controversial and political one-off film for Channel 4, Hacks; and in
both series of the BBC's popular revival of "Upstairs Downstairs." She also
played the female lead in the four-part hit serial "The Promise" by multi
award-winning writer/director Peter Kosminsky. In this topical drama based on
the conflict in the Middle East, Foy played lead character Erin alongside
Christian Cooke. Foy's other television projects include "The Night Watch," a
one-off film for the BBC in which she took one of four leads alongside Anna
Maxwell, Jodie Whittaker and Anne Wilson Jones, and Sky 1 series, "Going Postal"
an adaptation of Terry Pratchett's popular novel of the same name.
Foy's film credits also include Rosewater, Jon Stewart's directorial debut, in
which she starred opposite Gael Garcia Bernal. In 2011 she starred as the female
lead alongside Nicolas Cage in the fantasy thriller Season of the Wtich directed
by Dominic Sena, and feature film Wreckers in which she played Dawn opposite
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