Anya Taylor-Joy is one of the most sought-after and multitalented celebrities in the current entertainment industry. Her roles for both film and television evidently show her range as an actor. She starred in a lot of films even before she received her breakthrough role in the hit Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit.
At the age of 25, Taylor-Joy has proved her prowess in acting, singing, and modeling. She has received several awards including Golden Globe Awards and Cannes Film Festival Awards. For fans who want to explore more of her works, here’s a recommended list of her most popular appearances:
Last Night in Soho
This is one of the most-awaited and intriguing films of the year. The story is unique in its own way, the cast was spectacular, and to say that this is one of the most well-reviewed movies of 2021 is an understatement.
The story revolves around an aspiring fashion designer who finds herself transported back to the past. She finds herself in the body of a singer named Sandy (portrayed by Taylor-Joy). The film is full of thrilling surprises and dangerous turns so fans can definitely expect a lot from this.
One of Jane Austen’s most famous novels, Emma is a comedic period film set in 1880 England. The protagonist, Emma Woodhouse (Taylor-Joy), has a habit of meddling with her friends’ romantic relationships. She claims herself as the queen bee of their town and she amuses herself with matchmaking in a misguided fashion.
There are a lot of several other adaptations to this novel and many would say there are far more accurate films than this. Despite so, Taylor-Joy’s performance was once again praised and applauded.
The 2016 M. Night Shyamalan movie Split follows a man with 20 different personalities. One of those is a very dangerous one. He kidnaps three girls, with Taylor-Joy’s character, Casey Cooke, being one of them. She finally gets to display her acting chops in this movie. She uses her traumatic past to overcome her fears and become the last girl standing.
The Queen’s Gambit
Taylor-Joy’s career reached its peak when she starred as Beth Harmon in Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit. She portrays a young orphan who must become a champion chess prodigy. She later finds out that her skills are not for free—and she has to overcome the obstacles for her to succeed.
The actress received praise for her performance hence receiving the Critic’s Choice Television Awards. The scriptwriting is both exceptional and well-detailed, and with her outstanding performance, the show is guaranteed for high viewership and rating.
She appeared in the fifth season of BBC’s high-profile period drama Peaky Blinders. Anya Taylor-Joy played the role of Gina Gray, the clever American wife of Michael Gray. She is certainly no damsel in distress—her character is one dangerous woman that will put so much influence over her husband. She is also capable of making power plays within the Shelby family.
She will be reprising her role in the sixth season. Many believe that she has something to do with Thomas Shelby’s foiled plan to kill Oswald Mosley.