Claire Foy, The Crown - Best Performance By An Actress In A TV Series – Drama

by Meher Tatna December 28, 2016
Actress Claire Foy

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Claire Foy receives her first Golden Globe nomination for her role as Elizabeth, first as princess and then as queen of England, in The Crown, Netflix series chronicling the lives of the British royal family.  Costing more than $100 million for its first season, the show takes us into the lives of the Windsors, portraying them as real people who contend with relationships, love, loss and heartbreak just like the rest of us, despite the palaces they live in, the wealth that surrounds them and the pedestal they are placed upon by the subjects they serve.  Foy had this to say about playing her role, “There were definitely moments where I went, this is sort of an odd thing to be doing.  When you come out of the accent and suddenly realize that it’s so out of my normal life.  It’s a bit ludicrous, really.  I don’t come from a long line of aristocracy.  I am a commoner, I am definitely a massive commoner.”