The Crown’s Matt Smith Was Paid More Than Claire Foy, Executive Producer Reveals

Despite the fact she plays the lead role in Netflix’s ‘The Crown’, it has emerged that Claire Foy was paid less for her work on the drama than co-star Matt Smith.

The actress played a young Queen Elizabeth II in the first two seasons while, Matt played her husband, Prince Philip.



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Claire Foy and Matt Smith at the 2018 Golden Globes 

Producers Suzanne Mackie and Andy Harries were speaking on a panel in Israel, alongside production designer Martin Childs on Tuesday (13 March), when they made the revelation that Matt was paid more.

Variety was the first outlet to report on the revelation that Matt was paid more, writing:

“Asked whether Foy was paid the same as Smith, the producers acknowledged that he did make more due to his ‘Doctor Who’ fame, but that they would rectify that for the future.”

“Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen,” Suzanne then…

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