Born and raised in and around Manchester, England, Claire was quite shy as a child. When she headed to university, she elected not to focus solely on acting, as she was scared of auditioning for a spot in the full program.
Claire Foy was born in Stockport, England, on April 16, 1984. She studied drama at the John Moores University in Liverpool, and after that she attended one-year course at the Oxford School of Drama.
Foy was always in love with television and movies, so she completely dedicated herself to on-screen jobs.
Claire Foy debut was in Being Human TV series in 2008. The same year, she appeared in two more TV series: Doctors and Little Dorrit.
Her big screen debut came with Season of the Witch (2011), where she had a small part.
Nowadays, she is widely known for her TV work in series such as: Upstairs Downstairs (2010-2012), White Heat (2012), Crossbones (2014), Wolf Hall (2015) and The Crown (2016-2017).
Foy's latest big screen efforts were Breathe (2017), where she appeared alongside Diana Rigg and Andrew Garfield, and Steven Soderbergh's Unsande (2018).
She will appear in 2 upcoming movies: First Man (2018), The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018).