In 2018, The Crown’s producers revealed at a panel that Matt Smith, who performed the queen’s husband, Prince Philip, was paid greater than Claire Foy, who portrayed the monarch herself. The pay disparity was reportedly as a consequence of the truth that Smith was extra widespread when the present started, because of his days on Physician Who. For the reason that present started, Foy has gained Golden Globe, Emmy, and Display Actors Guild Awards for her efficiency as Queen Elizabeth II.
The Crown’s manufacturing firm, Left Financial institution Photos, publicly apologized to the actors for the variations in pay. It was reported months later that Foy would obtain about £200,000 ($274,000) in again pay, however the actress later clarified that the information was “not fairly right.”