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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 actresses.

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 Benedict Cumberbatch.

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