Anya Taylor-Joy is one of the most sought after and versatile celebrities in the entertainment industry today. Her roles for both film and television clearly demonstrate her reach as an actor. She starred in many movies before getting her breakthrough role in the hit Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit.
At the age of 25, Taylor-Joy has proven her prowess in acting, singing and modeling. She has received several awards, including Golden Globe Awards and Cannes Film Festival Awards. For fans wanting to explore more of her works, here’s a recommended list of her most popular performances:
Last night in Soho
This is one of the most anticipated and intriguing movies of the year. The story is unique in its own way, the cast was spectacular and to say this is one of the highest rated films of 2021 is an understatement.
The story revolves around an aspiring fashion designer who is transported back to the past. She is in the body of a singer named Sandy (played by Taylor-Joy). The film is full of exciting surprises and dangerous twists, so fans can certainly expect a lot from this.
One of Jane Austen’s most famous novels, Emma is a period comedy film set in 1880s England. The main character, Emma Woodhouse (Taylor-Joy), has a habit of meddling in her friends’ romantic relationships. She claims herself as the queen bee of their town and misguidedly amuses herself with matchmaking.
There are many different other adaptations to this novel and many would say there are far more accurate movies than this one. Despite this, Taylor-Joy’s performance was once again praised and applauded.
The 2016 M. Night Shyamalan Movie Divide follows a man with 20 different personalities. One of them is a very dangerous one. He kidnaps three girls, with Taylor-Joy’s character, Casey Cooke, as one of them. She is finally allowed to show her acting performances in this film. She uses her traumatic past to overcome her fears and become the last girl standing.
The Queen’s Gambit
Taylor-Joy’s career peaked when she starred as Beth Harmon in Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit. She portrays a young orphan who is to become a champion chess prodigy. She later finds out that her skills don’t come for free – and she must overcome the obstacles to succeed.
The actress received praise for her performance and as a result received the Critic’s Choice Television Awards. The screenplay is both exceptional and well-detailed, and with her outstanding performance, the show is guaranteed to attract many viewers and high ratings.
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 smart American wife of Michael Gray. She is certainly not a damsel in distress – her character is a dangerous woman who will exert so much influence over her husband. She is also capable of power plays within the Shelby family.
She will reprise her role in the sixth season. Many believe she has something to do with Thomas Shelby’s thwarted plan to kill Oswald Mosley.