Claire Foy’s stalker given suspended sentence and will return to US

A “delusional” stalker who left actress Claire Foy feeling “fearful” has been handed a suspended sentence and will be repatriated to the US. Jason Penrose, 49, was

sentenced to one year and 10 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, at the Old Bailey on Friday. In November he pleaded guilty to stalking Foy, who played the young

Queen in the first two series of the hit Netflix show The Crown, between August 2021 and February 2022. He also admitted two charges of breaching an interim stalking ban

order by sending a letter and a parcel to the Golden Globe winner. Penrose was given a stalking protection order in July after sending the actress, 38, thousands of emails

and turning up at her door. On Friday, Judge David Aaronberg KC said he remains “troubled” that Penrose, a paranoid schizophrenic, “may continue to be infatuated with Ms

Foy”, despite having been repeatedly told she wants no contact from him. The conditions of his suspended sentence include that he must remain under the care of a

psychiatrist in the UK until his repatriation, and that he must co-operate fully with his return to the US. The court heard that he will return to Florida to live with his

mother and receive further psychiatric care. If he returns to the UK during his suspended sentence, he must notify the Metropolitan Police of his arrival, telling them where

he intends to stay and for how long. Judge Aaronberg also imposed a restraining order banning him from contacting or attempting to contact Ms Foy directly or indirectly, and

from sending any letters, gifts, parcels or packages to her.