Claire Foy was paid less than male co-star on "The Crown"

“No one gets paid more than the Queen,” say The Crown makers after Matt Smith earns more than Claire Foy

“No one gets paid more than the Queen,” say The Crown makers after Matt Smith earns more than Claire Foy

While Smith certainly had more star power when he was cast - having previously starred in United Kingdom series Doctor Who - Foy's quickly rose over the span of the first season. Smith did not receive any award season recognition for his work as Prince Philip.

Executive producer Andy Harries told the INTV conference that the next season and the new cast "will be the test of whether the show really has the legs to survive".

Queen Elizabeth II would be the richest woman in Britain if she owned all of the Crown Estate alongside her personal fortune of around £300m.

talkRADIO presenter Harriet Minter has said it is ridiculous that Claire Foy earns less than co-star Matt Smith for The Crown. They did not give details of the gap. That was a bigger draw for me, at least, to see Foy take her turn as yet another British Queen. The producers said they would rectify that in the future, Variety reported. And in season three, Broadchurch star Olivia Colman will be taking on the role.

"Going forward, no-one gets paid more than the queen", Variety quoted Ms Mackie as saying.


Speaking at this week's Mencap charity fashion show, in London, Olivia added: "I don't know who will play Prince Phillip yet".

Netflix Inc declined to comment on actor salaries.

At a cost of $7 million per episode, The Crown is one of the most expensive TV series ever made.

One human is not simply worth more than another; we should be paid for the job we do. In January, it was revealed that Michelle Williams earned 1% of what costar Mark Wahlberg received for re-shooting "All The Money" without Kevin Spacey.

Forbes's annual highest-paid list draws further attention to the gender pay gap. After a media uproar, Wahlberg donated his salary for the reshoots to Time's Up.

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