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Netflix series ‘The Crown’ producers apologise over gender pay scandal

The producers of Netflix series “The Crown” have issued a statement about the revelation that Claire Foy was paid less than co-star Matt Smith. “We want to apologize to both Claire Foy and to Matt Smith, brilliant actors and friends, who have found themselves at the center of a media storm this week through no fault of their own. “Claire and Matt are incredibly gifted actors who, along with the wider cast on ‘The Crown’ have worked tirelessly to bring our characters to life with compassion and integrity,” said Left…

Royal pay gap? ‘The Crown”s Queen Elizabeth paid less than her prince

Even royals, it seems, may suffer from the gender pay gap. British actress Claire Foy, who starred as a young Queen Elizabeth in the critically acclaimed Netflix series “The Crown,” was paid less than her co-star, Matt Smith, according to the television show’s producers. In the latest example of pay disparity in the entertainment industry, Hollywood trade publication Variety reported on Tuesday that “The Crown” producers Andy Harries and Suzanne Mackie told a television industry conference in Jerusalem that Smith, who…