Claire Foy

Claire Foy Revisits ‘A Very British Scandal’ & Teases Sarah Polley’s ‘Women Talking’ [Interview]

Claire Foy will tell you she’s played her fair share of historical figures on both the big and small screens. From her Emmy and SAG Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Crown” to Janet Armstrong in “First Man” to, more recently, Emily Richardson-Wain in “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain.” But the challenge of portraying the utterly complex Margaret Campbell, the Duchess of Argyll, in “A Very British Scandal” another matter entirely.
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Claire Foy On ‘A Very British Scandal’, The Amber Heard And Johnny Depp Court Case Of Its Day

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: Claire Foy, who won two Emmy Awards when she ascended to The Crown as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, is having none of it — sympathy that is — for Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, a society beauty whom she portrays, to the manner born, in the BBC1/Amazon Prime miniseries A Very British Scandal. The series replays the socialite’s scandalous 1963 divorce case from her husband Ian Campbell, the 11th Duke of Argyll, played as a rum sort of aristocrat by Paul Bettany. Unfairly, or not, Margaret was labelled as The Duchess of Debauchery....

A Very British Scandal's Claire Foy & Paul Bettany Reveal the Hardest Scenes to Film

Watch: Is A Very British Scandal Similar to The Crown?. Divorce is difficult, even when it's pretend. At least according to Claire Foy and Paul Bettany, who play the Duke and Duchess of Argyll as they go through their explosive divorce in Prime Video and BBC's A Very British Scandal. In an exclusive chat with E! News, the performers revealed that several scenes in the series—which is a follow-up to 2018's A Very English Scandal starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw—were hard to undertake.

How to Watch 'A Very British Scandal' — New Series Starring Claire Foy Now Streaming

If you're looking to satiate your taste for more understated, English historical TV dramas (those eagerly awaiting the next season of The Crown, this one is for you), then you'll definitely want to tune into the upcoming second season of A Very British Scandal — which, perhaps revealed by the name, depicts the scandalous society divorce that shook Britain in the 1960s.

Claire Foy and Paul Bettany are at the top of their games in Amazon's A Very British Scandal, but its timeliness may be its biggest flaw

The three-part limited series based on the 1963 "divorce of the century" — "and what it says about the double standards to which women in the public eye are held — feels eerily timely in the wake of our recent re-examination of how figures like (Britney) Spears and (Pamela) Anderson have been treated in the media," says Amber Dowling. "The story never fails to drive that message home, but in end that may also be its biggest flaw." Yet Foy and Bettany shine in A Very British Scandal. Their "emotional performances that will undoubtedly garner attention come awards season," says Dowling. "Their driving takes, along with the beautiful cinematography and world-building that went into the period piece are indeed the main reasons to watch. Director Anne Sewitsky’s careful, female-forward handling of the sexual subject matter also goes a long way — it’s impossible to witness the story unfold without anger bubbling up over Margaret’s treatment throughout. Foy’s ability to draw sympathy even when her character is at her worst spars perfectly with Bettany’s delicately layered performance."

How to watch Claire Foy in the new ‘A Very British Scandal’ Prime Video series

The creators of “A Very English Scandal” have a new drama up their sleeves. “A Very British Scandal” premieres on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, April 22. The historical drama series, according to Prime Video, focuses on “the divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, one of the most notorious, extraordinary and brutal legal cases of the 20th Century.”

Is A Very British Scandal Perfect for Fans of The Crown? Claire Foy Says...

Watch: Is A Very British Scandal Similar to The Crown?. Claire Foy as a British noble making headlines in the 1960s? No, we aren't talking about The Crown. But we can understand why you'd go there—and so does Foy. "There are some similarities," she exclusively told E! News about her new role in A Very British Scandal. "But there's other things in it that the Queen didn't do, which were quite naughty."

‘A Very British Scandal’ stars Claire Foy and Paul Bettany on how they approach their loathsome characters

Terrible people treating each other terribly is one way to describe the new Amazon Prime Video limited series A Very British Scandal, which launches on Friday. Claire Foy and Paul Bettany star in this true story of a 1960’s sex and divorce scandal that rocked Britain, with a LOT of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll’s dirty laundry spread far and wide.