Anya Taylor-Joy (left) as 'Emma Woodhouse'
ANYA TAYLOR-JOY (Emma Woodhouse) broke into the scene with her performance in A24’s The Witch, which won her rave reviews when it premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. In his debut feature, writer-director Robert Eggers tells the story of a pilgrim family that is besieged by a supernatural force. She went on to win the Breakthrough Actor Award at The Gotham Awards and Best Female Newcomer Award at The Empires for her performance.
This spring, she will begin production on The Northman, Robert Eggers’ Viking revenge saga set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th century, opposite Nicole Kidman for New Regency. Taylor-Joy most recently completed production on the Netflix limited series, The Queen’s Gambit. Based on Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel of the same name, the six-episode series will be set during the Cold War era and will follow orphan chess prodigy Beth Harmon (Taylor-Joy) from the age of eight to twenty-two, as she struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world. She will also star in Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller, Last Night in Soho, which will be released in September 2020, produced by Focus Features and Working Title.
Taylor-Joy’s extensive filmography includes Split and Glass, the second and final installments in M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable trilogy opposite James McAvoy, Focus Features’ critically acclaimed Thoroughbreds with Olivia Cooke, the animated musical adventure comedy film, Playmobil: The Movie for StudioCanal, FOX’s Morgan, FOX/Marvel’s The New Mutants and Amazon’s/Studiocanal’s Radioactive opposite Rosamund Pike, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
On television, she starred in the BBC/PBS Masterpiece mini-series The Miniaturist, voiced the character of Brea in Netflix’s critically acclaimed fantasy series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and starred in the fifth season of the gangster period epic Peaky Blinders.
In 2017, Taylor-Joy was nominated for EE BAFTA’s Rising Star Award.
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