Claire Foy plays Kate Balfour in NBC's drama series "Crossbones."
After graduating from the Oxford School of Drama in the summer of 2007, Foy quickly went on to make a name for herself in the title role of the critically acclaimed BBC adaptation of "Little Dorrit,"which received a 2009 Emmy Award and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Miniseries. Foy's outstanding performance earned her a 2009 RTS Television Award nomination in the best actress category. Foy starred opposite Matthew Macfadyen and Tom Courtney in this compelling period drama based on Charles Dickens' classic novel.
Last year, she starred in "Vampire Academy," playing Sonya Karp alongside Joely Richardson and Olga Kurylenko in the film about vampires living discretely in the human world.
In 2012, Foy performed extensively on stage both at the Trafalgar Studios in "Macbeth" as Lady Macbeth opposite James McAvoy, and at the Royal Court in "Ding, Dong the Wicked" and Mike Bartlett's "Love, Love, Love." Her TV credits include the lead role of Charlotte in "White Heat," a semi-autobiographical drama by the award-winning writer Paula Milne, for the BBC alongside Sam Claflin and MyAnna Buring; the controversial and political film for Channel 4, "Hacks"; and the second season of the BBC's popular revival of "Upstairs Downstairs."Her feature film "Wreckers,"in which she starred as the female lead, Dawn, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, premiered at the London Film Festival and was released in 2011.
In 2011, Foy starred in a number of exciting projects, including "The Night Watch," a film for the BBC in which she took one of four leads alongside Anna Maxwell, Jodie Whittaker and Anne Wilson Jones. She also played the female lead in the four-part hit serial "The Promise," by multi-award-winning writer-director Peter Kosminsky and starred alongside Nicolas Cage in the fantasy thriller "Season of the Witch"directed by Dominic Sena.