Anya Taylor-Joy has been an outstanding young actress for years, and the hit series Queen’s Gambit cemented her position in the industry – but she’s got a lot to show for it!
Here are five amazing movies with Taylor-Joy that are worth your time alone and more if you’re looking to see more performances by this talented actress.
In this sequel to Unbreakable, Taylor-Joy played Casey – one of three teenage friends who are kidnapped together. Anya portrayed the frozen shock and horror of a teenager caught in just such a dangerous situation…
And since her character was the only one to survive, she reprized her role as Casey in the sequel, Glass, as well.
The Northman is an epic tale of power and vengeance about Amleth, seeking revenge against his betrayed father.
On his quest, Amleth met the Slavic witch Olga played by Anya Taylor-Joy, and it is understood that he fell in love. Olga joined Amleth in his quest and even later became pregnant with his twins when the two became lovers.
In this comedy set in England in the Regency era, Anya played the main character – a rich and beautiful young girl who has just married a landowner.
Thanks to the comedic nature of the film, the actress was able to flex her acting muscles by quickly and believably switching between various emotions and situations that thrilled the viewers.
2. The Witch
In The Witch, Taylor-Joy portrayed a hardworking teenage girl who was trying to stand up for herself as her family kept accusing her of being a witch and trying to throw her under the bus…which led to her actually becoming a witch in the epilogue.
Anya’s talented and comprehensive portrayal of the original character and her development throughout the film earned the young actress her first real breakthrough in the industry and critical acclaim.
The menu saw Anya playing a clever and cunning young woman who gets stuck on an island with a cunning chef.
Despite the seriousness of the situation, she manages to find her way to the chef’s heart and win his trust thus ensuring her survival at the end of the movie.
One of Taylor Joy’s latest projects, The Menu allowed the actress to showcase her acting talents — and earn a Golden Globe nomination for her performance.
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