Claire Foy (born 16 April 1984) is a Britishactress, best-known for playing the title role in the BBC1 production of Little DorritClaire Foy (born 16 April 1984) is a Britishactress, best-known for playing the title role in the BBC1 production of Little Dorrit.
Foy was born in Stockport, and she grew up in Manchester and Leeds, the youngest of three children. Her family later moved to Longwick, Buckinghamshire. She attended Aylesbury High School, a girls' grammar school, from the age of twelve; she then attended Liverpool John Moores University, studying drama and screen studies. She also trained in a one year course at the Oxford School of Drama. She graduated in 2007 and currently lives in Peckham "with five friends from drama school".
While at the Oxford School of Drama, Foy appeared in the plays Top Girls, Watership Down, Easy Virtue and Touched. After appearing on television, she made her professional stage debut in DNA and The Miracle, two of a trio of one acts directed by Paul Miller at the Royal National Theatre in London; the oth