With her star turns as Anne Boleyn in Wolf Hall and Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown, British actress Claire Foy has become a key actress for period films. Let’s take a look at her surprisingly long resume!
Little Dorrit (2008)
An adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel. I’ll admit, I haven’t watched it because it looks like more poor people being poor in drab bonnets.
Upstairs Downstairs (2010-12)
As the scheming, glamorous younger sister, Persephone, in this 1930s-set sequel to the classic series.
Season of the Witch (2011)
Her very first film role, as the titular witch in this allegedly 13th-century-set supernatural/action/adventure film starring Nicolas Cage. Which sounds truly dire.
The Night Watch (2011)
An adaptation of a Sarah Waters novel about lesbians in World War II London.
White Heat (2012)
A BBC miniseries that follows seven students who first meet while sharing a flat. Each episode covers a different year, from 1965 to 1990.
I have many questions about this, with John Malkovich starring as Blackbeard the Pirate
A docu-drama about World War I. Foy plays Helen Bentwich, politician and philanthropist who, during the war, helped organize the Women’s Land Army.
Wolf Hall (2015)
As Anne Boleyn in this Thomas Cromwell-focused series. I thought she made a great Anne, given what she was given in the script. She DEFINITELY has the “kind of weird, but beautiful” look that I think Anne probably had.
The Crown (2016-20)
First Man (2018)
As Janet Armstrong, wife of astronaut Neil in this film about the lead up to the Apollo 11 moon mission.
As the wife of an artist in late 19th-century England.
A Very British Scandal (coming soon)
Foy will play Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, who went through a scandalous divorce in 1963.
What’s your favorite of Claire Foy’s historical costume roles?