Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield take a Breathe-r outside BFI premiere
IT WAS almost a royal command performance when Claire Foy, star of TV’s The Crown, helped launch the BFI London Film Festival.
Foy, who plays the young Queen Elizabeth in the Netflix series, was on the red carpet last night with former Spider-Man Andrew Garfield, 34.
They co-star in the film Breathe, which launched the festival with its European premiere in London’s Leicester Square.
Based on a true story, Garfield plays Robert Cavendish who was paralysed with polio and given three months to live.
His wife — played by Foy, 33 — brought him home against hospital advice and inspired him to lead a full life.
‘Not only did he survive, but he lived for decades,’ said Garfield.
‘He invented technologies which enabled people on respirators to have more enriched lives.’
The festival runs until October 15
Author: Tom Stichbury