Claire Foy

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Golden Globes Royalty: Actors Who Won for Playing British Monarchs

In celebration of the historic coronation of King Charles III, here’s a look back at all the actors who have won Golden Globes for portraying Kings and Queens of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms throughout history:Peter O'Toole as Henry II, Becket (1964) and The Lion in Winter (1968) The first to be feted for playing a British Monarch was Peter O'Toole, distinguished with an unprecedented double whammy, winning Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama twice for playing the 12th century King Henry II of England in both Becket, opposite Richard Burton and John Gielgud, and four years later in The Lion in Winter alongside Katharine Hepburn and a young Anthony Hopkins in his first major film role. Richard Harris as Arthur, Camelot (1967) Long before being rediscovered by a new generation as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films, Irish-born Richard Harris won Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for playing the late 5th/early 6th centuries Welsh mythology folklore figure in the big screen adaptation of the 1960 Broadway musical.
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Claire Foy, The Crown – Best Performance By An Actress In A TV Series – Drama

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.