How The Crown’s Claire Foy kept a stiff upper lip over hubby’s tumour
CLAIRE Foy’s husband was battling a brain tumour as The Crown actress filmed the second season of the Bafta-winning show, it has been revealed.
The current queen of Netflix — who plays Queen Elizabeth II in the series — is married to fellow actor Stephen Campbell Moore, who was diagnosed with a benign tumour on his pituitary gland, at the base of the brain, at the end of 2016.
Speaking to The Sun, Campbell Moore said: ‘You realise you’re not the most important person in that process, and everybody who loves you goes through far worse.’
The couple have a daughter, born in March 2015 and Stephen added she ‘didn’t know what was going on at all, but my family did and I could see it in them’.
Despite everything that was going on at home, Claire has won a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award for her performance opposite Matt Smith in The Crown.
And Stephen’s illness has had a happy outcome.
‘There are certain things that you make sure you’ve done before you go into surgery, you write a letter,’ he said. ‘But it’s all very much on the offchance that something did go wrong, because every part of you is saying that nothing will.
‘Waking up and being told the operation had gone well was understandably a huge relief.’
Author: Anna Thomson