Golden Globe nominee Anya Taylor-Joy, filming with Robert De Niro: see how she got this far

Yes, it's unmistakably her!
She's the chess queen of Netflix
Beth Harmon in 'The Queen's Gambit'
Experience, talent and versatility
The Witch (2015)
Disney Channel? No, thank you
Different roles in 2015 and 2016
Anya Taylor-Joy in 'Split'
The New Mutants: silent release in 2020
In Anton Yelchin's farewell
Petronella Brandt
2019: The Dark Crystal
Joining the Shelbys
Casey Cooke returned
Success in a pandemic year
A young Jane Austen character
Last Night in Soho (2021)
Hollywood Star in 'Furiousa'
Yes, it's unmistakably her!

Anya Taylor-Joy is making a new movie. So far untitled (although some label it 'Canterbury Glass'), it's a period film directed by the famous David O'Russell, who also made 'Silver Linings Playbook' and 'American Hustle.' Other stars spotted on the Los Angeles set include Robert De Niro, Chris Rock, Rami Malek, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington - what a cast!

She's the chess queen of Netflix

Anya Taylor-Joy's most recent release, mini series 'The Queen's Gambit' on Netflix, was a major success. It confirmed what many people already knew: this actress is a natural talent who may count herself among the new elite of Hollywood.

Beth Harmon in 'The Queen's Gambit'

The Netflix mini-series about a female chess champion in the 1960s shows that the young actress (born in 1996) can easily carry the weight of a story. Not only that, but she also knows how to shine beyond a big production.

Experience, talent and versatility

Anya Taylor-Joy is not a newcomer to cinema or television. The actress has demonstrated her talent for years. Here's some of the projects from which you may remember her face.

The Witch (2015)

In 2015, at the age of 19, she got her big break in the movie 'The Witch'. The actress played Thomasin, a young woman tormented by her father who thought she was a witch. In a role to show off her talent, Anya Taylor-Joy made her mark in the film industry.

Disney Channel? No, thank you

It could have gone differently. The actress refused to star in a series on the Disney Channel because she accepted the role in Robert Eggers' debut film 'The Witch.' It was a gamble that paid off.

Different roles in 2015 and 2016

In 2015, she participated in several episodes of the series 'Atlantis'. The next year, at the age of 20, Anya Taylor-Joy managed to demonstrate her versatility with several completely different roles. Two of them involved a threatening humanoid in 'Morgan' and a young university student in 'Barry,' the biopic of a young Barack Obama.

Anya Taylor-Joy in 'Split'

Most memorable of all was her role as the girl Casey Cooke who'd been kidnapped by James McAvoy in 'Split'.

The New Mutants: silent release in 2020

Interestingly, in 2016 she also signed the film that, if everything had gone as it should, would have taken her to the summum of Hollywood and boosted her bank account. However, 'The New Mutants' pleased hardly anyone in the Hollywood industry. From the big release expected in 2016, it moved on to an almost silent release in 2020.

In Anton Yelchin's farewell

Yet, Anya Taylor-Joy went on her way to glory in 2017 with 'Marrowbone' and 'Thoroughbred'. This last film was especially relevant because it was Anton Yelchin's last work before he died in a car accident. Later, Anya would appear in the documentary about Anton Yelchin called 'Love, Antosha.'

Petronella Brandt

Most remembered from 2017 is Anya Taylor-Joy's role in the acclaimed mini-series 'The Miniaturist'. With only two episodes and directed by the Spaniard Guillem Morales, the young actress impressed reviewers with her role of Petronella Brandt.

2019: The Dark Crystal

The year 2019 began with a wonderful project: she gave life to Brea, the protagonist of 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance'. Even though her work was highly applauded, the series got cancelled after its first season.

Joining the Shelbys

At the same time, the actress joined the top series 'Peaky Blinders'. She did it as Gina Grey, wife of Michael Shelby (Finn Cole) and with an arch that seems to have a long journey in a sixth season. (For now, that season has been delayed by the pandemic.)

Casey Cooke returned

Meanwhile, in cinema, her character of Casey Cooke / M. Night Shyamalan was back with in 'Glass', which completed her superhero trilogy.

Success in a pandemic year

With 2020 and her role as chess champion Beth Harmon, the confirmation of Anya Taylor-Joy's star status arrived. 'The Queen's Gambit' has been such a success that the sales of chess games in the US catapulted to new records. Critics consider the actress and the series as highlights in a complicated year.

A young Jane Austen character

At the same time, the actress appears in 'Emma', where she brings to life the protagonist of Jane Austen's famous novel. There is another book adaptation waiting for her, as she has pending 'Here are the young men' based on Rob Doyle's novel. In this film, she will work with Finn Cole again.

Last Night in Soho (2021)

One of Anya Taylor-Joy's delayed projects is 'Last Night in Soho'. Directed by Edgar Wright, the film was initially scheduled for release in September but postponed to April 2021.

Hollywood Star in 'Furiousa'

Anya Taylor-Joy's rise into the Hollywood A-List is confirmed by the fact that she will take over the role of Imperator Furious from Charlize Theron in the prequel to 'Mad Max: Fury Road.' The title of the movie will be 'Furiousa'. No one doubts that the young actress can live up to her predecessor, who almost won an Oscar for the role.

 

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