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Claire Foy’s stalker 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 after a court hearing on Friday.

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

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

Emails have also been sent to Foy’s publicist, Emma Jackson.

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

Ella Kraine was in court on behalf of the Metropolitan Police and applied for a full protection from persecution order against Penrose, saying his actions had “affected (Foy’s) life”.

A temporary protection from stalking order was issued in February, but Penrose breached it by sending a letter and parcel shortly afterwards.

District Judge Michael Oliver said: “I am convinced that the (full protection from stalking) order is necessary, this was long-term and repeated conduct due to a delusion that Mr Penrose had about Ms Foy.”

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

He said the order was “necessary” for Ms Foy, who was “entitled to protection from further acts of persecution”.

Penrose, who appeared in court accompanied by NHS staff, gave his address as Highgate Mental Health Centre, but the court heard he had been “deemed fit for release”.

According to the order, Penrose will be prohibited from directly or indirectly contacting Foy or her agent, Emma Jackson, and from going where they work or live.

The order also includes a no-go zone covering all but five areas in the London Borough of Camden.

He must also tell police about any device that has internet access, social media accounts and phones, allowing officers “reasonable access” to them.

Any breach of the order can be prosecuted as a felony.

Penrose’s lawyer asked for the order to be for just two years, saying: “I see no useful basis for a five-year period.”

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

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