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Claire Foy

Claire Elizabeth Foy is an English actress.

She studied drama and screen studies at Liverpool John Moores University and trained at the Oxford School of Drama, where she appeared in four plays, including Watership Down.

She made her screen debut in the pilot episode of “Being Human” (2008) and in an episode of the BBC soap opera “Doctors” (2008).

Following her professional stage debut at the Royal National Theatre, she played the title role in the BBC One production of Little Dorrit (2008) and made her film debut as Anna in “Season of the Witch” (2011).

She had main roles as Erin Matthews in the Channel 4 series “The Promise” (2011) and several other television films and miniseries, including as Kate Balfour in the NBC series “Crossbones” (2014).

She received unanimous praise for her performance as the ill-fated queen Anne Boleyn in BBC2's “Wolf Hall” (2015), for which she was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress and the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries.

From 2016 to 2017, she portrayed the young Queen Elizabeth II on the Netflix series “The Crown”, a role for which she has received critical acclaim and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, and was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

In 2018, she will star alongside Ryan Gosling as Janet Shearon in Damien Chazelle’s biographical drama “First Man” and portray Lisbeth Salander in the crime thriller “The Girl in the Spider's Web”.

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The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)

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Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cyber-criminals and corrupt government officials.

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Unsane (2018)

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A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution amid uncertainty as to whether her greatest fear is real or delusional.

65 2018 97
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First Man (2018)

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A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

77 2018 141
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Breathe (2017)

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When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana's twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together - raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients.

0 2017 117
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The Lady in the Van (2015)

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The true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

68 2015 104
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Vampire Academy (2014)

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Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human/vampire, guardians of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discretely within our world. Her legacy is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. This is her story.

56 2014 104
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Rosewater (2014)

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In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters living in the country with access to US media, he made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped interview with comedian Jason Jones. The interview was intended as satire, but if the Tehran authorities got the joke they didn't like it - and it would quickly came back to haunt Bahari when he was rousted from his family home and thrown into prison. Making his directorial debut, Jon Stewart tells the tale of Bahari's months-long imprisonment and interrogation in this powerful and affecting docudrama featuring a potent and performance by Gael García Bernal recounting Bahari's efforts to maintain his hope and his sanity in the face of isolation and persecution-through memories of his family, recollections of the music he loves, and thoughts of his wife and unborn child.

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Season of the Witch (2011)

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A 14th century Crusader (Cage) returns with his comrade (Perlman) to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. The Church commands the two knights to transport a witch (Foy) to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.

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Wreckers (2011)

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A married couple move back to his childhood village to start a family but a surprise visit from the husband's brother ignites sibling rivalry and exposes the lies embedded in the couple's relationship.

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Little Dorrit (2008)

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The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed when her boss's son, Arthur Clennam, returns from overseas to solve his family's mysterious legacy and discovers that their lives are interlinked.

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