Claire Foy’s stalker was ordered to stay away from her for five years | Ents & Arts News



Claire Foy’s stalker has been ordered to stay away from her for five years, following a court hearing on Friday.

Jason Penrose, 39, originally emailed the actress’ agent claiming to be a director and producer and saying he wanted her to appear in his next film.

Between November 2 and mid-December, he sent more than 1,000 emails, contacted Foy’s sister and knocked on the door of Foy’s house.

Emails were also sent to Foy’s publicist Emma Jackson.

Foy, 38, who played young Queen Elizabeth in the Netflix series The Crown, found the experience “deeply frightening”, police said during the hearing at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court in London.

Ella Crine was in court on behalf of the Metropolitan Police and sought a full harassment protection order against Penrose, saying her actions had “affected (Foy’s) life”.

An interim harassment protection order was granted in February, but Penrose breached that order by sending a letter and package shortly thereafter.

District Judge Michael Oliver said: “I am satisfied that the (full protection from harassment) order is necessary, this is sustained and repeated behavior due to a delusional belief that Mr Penrose had about Mrs. Foy.”

Claire Foy in The Crown.  Photo: Stuart Hendry/Netflix/Kobal/Shutterstock
Claire Foy in The Crown. Photo: Stuart Hendry/Netflix/Kobal/Shutterstock

He said the order was ‘necessary’ for Ms Foy, who is ‘entitled to protection from further acts of harassment’.

Penrose, who appeared in court accompanied by NHS workers, gave his address as Highgate Mental Health Center but the court heard he had been ‘deemed fit for release’.

Under the order, Penrose will be prohibited from directly or indirectly contacting Foy or his agent Emma Jackson and traveling to where they work or live.

The ordinance also includes an exclusion zone covering all but five districts in the London Borough of Camden.

It must also notify police of any devices that can access the internet, social media accounts and phones, allowing them “reasonable access” to officers.

Any violation of the order can be prosecuted as a criminal offence.

Penrose’s attorney had asked that the order be only for two years, saying, “I see no useful basis for a five-year term.”


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