Netflix's 'The Crown' Paid Claire Foy Less Than Co-Star Matt Smith

Matt Smith and Claire Foy star in Netflix's 'The Crown.'

Actors Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth II, and Matt Smith who plays Philip Duke of Edinburgh, attend the premiere of "The Crown" Season 2 in London, Britain, November 21, 2017.

Claire Foy starred as Queen Elizabeth in the first two episodes of the "The Crown", the critically-acclaimed Netflix series about the royal family, but she wasn't making as much as her male co-star, producers admitted. "Who" on television - one of Britain's most popular shows, the producers said. They cited Smith's previous starring role in Doctor Who as justification for the higher rate, but apparently didn't specify the actors' actual salaries.

The makers of the Netflix drama, speaking at a television conference in Jerusalem yesterday, claimed Smith was paid more because he was better known when the series was cast.

Executives at Left Bank Pictures, the production company behind The Crown, revealed Matt Smith, the actor who plays Prince Philip on the show, earned more than Foy did on the Netflix series. Producers Andy Harries and Suzanne Mackie acknowledged the pay gap during a panel discussion Tuesday, Variety reports.


"Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen", said Mackie. Olivia Colman (Golden Globe victor for AMC's The Night Manager) will take over for Foy as Queen Elizabeth, while the new Prince Philip has yet to be cast.

The Crown chronicles Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the present day. Recasting for the role of Prince Philip hasn't yet been announced. That was a bigger draw for me, at least, to see Foy take her turn as yet another British Queen.

To be fair, Smith also received many award nominations for his work on the show, though it wasn't as resonant a performance as it was for Foy.

According to Variety, Elisabeth Moss earned $200,000 per episode on The Handmaid's Tale after racking up six Emmy nominations during her time on Mad Men.

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