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Claire Foy plays Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s eagerly awaited series The Crown

Claire Foy

Claire’s face has hardly been out of the media over the last few weeks as the release date for Netflix’s most expensive production approaches. The 10-part series will start on 4th November, and is rumoured to have cost £100 million. Written by Peter Morgan and directed by Stephen Daldry it chronicles the lives of the Windsors from 1947 – 1956.

A review in The Telegraph headlined “The Crown: Netflix’s astonishing royal gamble pays off” gives the first two episodes five stars and says of Claire: “It’s a performance that is every bit as convincing as Helen Mirren’s Oscar-winning turn in The Queen.”

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