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Matt Smith, Claire Foy, 'Transparent' cast attend BAFTA’s pre-Emmys tea party in Beverly Hills

Matt Smith, Claire Foy, 'Transparent' cast attend BAFTA’s pre-Emmys tea party in Beverly Hills

As Matt Smith of “The Crown” accepted an offer of tea at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ tea party in Beverly Hills, he said, “It’s lovely to have a nice civilized tea. Tea and scones always make us feel as though we’re back on the Royal Britannia.”

And yes, he should know a thing or two about royalty from his English upbringing. About his role on the multi-Emmy-nominated Netflix series, Smith said, “I feel privileged to play Prince Philip. He’s a wonderful, interesting, complex man, and it’s a real joy.”

As for playing Queen Elizabeth, the Emmy-nominated Claire Foy said, “I love it. It’s hard work but it’s also fun and enjoyable. I thought I knew about the...

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