BAFTA Los Angeles Emmy Celebration Tea

Matt Smith, Claire Foy at BAFTA L.A.’s pre-Emmy Celebration Tea


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…

Click here to see my entire story about the BAFTA Emmy Celebration Tea in the Los Angeles Times, where you will also find more photos.

Top photo: Claire Foy and Matt Smith attend the BBC America BAFTA Los Angeles TV Emmy Celebration Tea (Photo by Kevin Winter/ BAFTA LA/ Getty Images for BAFTA LA)

Second photo: Gerald McRaney of “This is Us,” center, with the Countess and Count Spencer (Karen and Charles Spencer) at the BBC America BAFTA Los Angeles Emmy Celebration Tea (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/ BAFTA LA/ Getty Images for BAFTA LA)


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BAFTA Los Angeles Emmy Celebration Tea

Published Nov. 10, 2017 – Ellen Olivier, Society News L.A.