WOLF HALL star Claire Foy has been pictured filming as Queen Elizabeth II on her Royal Highness’ wedding day at Ely Cathedral, Cambridge.
By Adam Miller
The English rose plays Liz in another new adaption of The Queen’s life for a huge high-budget Netflix series, The Crown.
Today, August 19, the starlet captured her muse’s elegance in a stunning replica of the bride’s 1947 Norman Hartnell gown as she headed inside the extravagant cathedral with thousands of patriots waiting in the wings.
The Crown, which also stars Doctor Who actor Matt Smith and Third Rock From The Sun‘s John Lithgow, has been filming at the Cambridgeshire cathedral since Monday, although fans and photographer were only able to catch a glimpse of the action today.
Foy arrives in a black and gold carriage where she was greeted by hundreds of extras.
A gaggle of imacculate bridesmaids lead her into the enormous hall with members of the British army standing by.
Written by Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) and Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), and based on Morgan’s play The Audience, The Crown promises to be a dramatic account of the post Second World War history of the UK told from the perspective of The Queen and her Prime Ministers.
Lithhgow will play Sir Winston Churchill, while Smith stars as Prince Phillip.
Filming is scheduled to take place from July 2015 to March 2016 with a release date pencilled in for next year.
Netflix are thought to be pulling out the big guns with a extraordinarily production estimation set at around £100 million.
Of course, Foy’s now accustomed to playing key royal figures after winning phenomenal praise for her interpretation of Anne Boleyn in BBC Two sensation Wolf Hall, based on the Hilary Mantel novel of the same name.
The actress will surely be hoping for the same acclaim when The Crown arrives on Netflix next year.