Born: April 16, 1996, Miami, Florida, USA
Height: 173 cm
Married to: Malcolm McRae
Beth Harmon from the TV series “The Queen’s Move”
Everyone will be happy. I recently watched the series “The Queen’s Move”, which has different names in different translations and, judging by the original, should have been called “The Queen’s Gambit”, but apparently this name seemed too abstruse for localizers. Anyway, today we will talk about another beautiful actress who played an adult Beth Harmon and won the hearts of many viewers.
The actress who played the red–haired chess player is Anya Taylor-Joy. The girl hails from sunny and hilly Miami and is only 24 years old. It is noteworthy that as a child, the actress spoke Spanish, but after moving with her parents to London, she mastered English in a couple of years. Even more remarkable is that books about the adventures of Harry Potter helped her to master English.
Anya started acting in films in 2012. At the moment, there are about 40 roles in her “piggy bank”, and many of them are the main ones.
So. For the first time, the beauty can be seen in the 2012 British detective series “Young Morse”. The role is small, but everyone starts with something.
In the following years, Taylor-Joy managed to appear in the very popular TV series “Peaky Blinders”, although the role is also episodic.
The real fame came to the actress after the release of the movie “The Witch” in 2015. Here she already played the main role, which in many ways became the key to the success of this low-budget tape. As the actors and creators of this film later admitted, they themselves did not expect such great success and recognition. Anya herself says that yesterday she was an unknown girl, and after the film was released, she woke up as an actress who was invited to film festivals and interviewed.
Then there were several more films of this genre, including “Morgan” and “Split”, released in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Around the same time, the actress can be seen as one of the leading characters in the films “Purebloods”, “Abode of Shadows” and “The Miniaturist”. All these projects were well received by the audience and critics, which again added popularity to the actress.
In 2019, the beauty starred in several projects, among which “Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance” and “Glass” with James McAvoy stand out. Anya has leading roles in both films.
And now the year 2020 has come, which has given, one might say, a new life to such a game as chess. It was with the release of the TV series “The Queen’s Move” that the demand for chess boards and courses to learn how to play them sharply increased all over the world, and downloads of applications with this wonderful game also jumped sharply. The series received such a resonance, it seems to me, precisely because of the performer of the main role, she is very attractive and unusual with her prishibleness and intelligence.
Also in 2020, the projects “Emma” and “New Mutants” were released with Anya Telor-Joy. Both projects are successful, and the actress plays the main roles in them.