The Crown‘s Claire Foy will receive the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles’ Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. The honor is presented annually to a “talented British artist whose outstanding performances in a year have demonstrated the high quality of their craftsmanship. Whether an emerging talent, or an established name, the British Artist of the Year presented by Burberry honors a person who represents the best of British talent.”
Claire Foy’s credits include Breathe, The Lady in the Van, Wolf Hall, Rosewater, Crossbones, Vampire Academy, White Heat, and Upstairs Downstairs.
Foy will be honored during the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards to be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills. Jack Whitehall is hosting the awards presentation. Dick Van Dyke was previously announced as the recipient of the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television and Ava DuVernay will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing.
“Claire is the perfect encapsulation of the enduring legacy of British talent succeeding on a global stage. Her performances this year have been nothing short of phenomenal, including of course her iconic role in The Crown portraying the longest ever serving British monarch in history,” stated BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman Kieran Breen. “BAFTA is committed to celebrating extraordinary British talents on a global platform, and we could not think of a more deserving and timely honoree for the British Artist of the Year Award.”
Previous Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year winners include Felicity Jones, James Corden, Emma Watson, Daniel Craig, Kate Winslet, Tilda Swinton, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Blunt, Michael Sheen, and Rachel Weisz.