According to a report in The Daily Mail in 2018, the 34-year-old Brit has been been handed £200,000 (AU$365,000) in back-pay, after it was revealed she earned less for her leading role than co-star Matt Smith (Prince Phillip).
Foy played Queen Elizabeth II for the first two seasons of the Netflix drama, which focused on the early years of the monarch’s reign.
Given the pair shot 20 episodes, it seems the former Dr Who star was paid approximately £10,000 ($18,200) more per episode for his role.
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The Crown pay discrepancy came to light in March, when the series’ executive producer, Suzanne Mackie, revealed at a television conference in Jerusalem that Smith, 35, received a bigger paycheck because of his profile.
Left Bank Pictures, the UK production company behind the lavish series, later publicly apologised to Foy over the disparity.
“We are absolutely united with the fight for fair pay, free of gender bias and for a rebalancing of the industry’s treatment of women in front of the camera and behind the scenes,” the firm told The Daily Mail.