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Anya Taylor-Joy makes an opening move for Emmy: Watch her performances in these incredible works

Megha Mukundan

Megha Mukundan
Jul 14, 2021

As The Queen’s Gambit gets a nomination for Emmy awards 2021, Anya Taylor-Joy makes her opening move towards the best actress in a mini-series. Through the chess prodigy ‘Beth Harmon’, she has made her mark with her incredible and royal performance as the lead of the show. With her unique face and excellent screen presence, she has left the audience in awe in her previous works too. Here are some shows of Anya Taylor-Joy that make her a gem of the Hollywood industry.

1
The Queen’s Gambit
8.9OTTplay Rating
Set during the Cold war period, the series portrays an orphaned chess prodigy Beth Harmon and her struggles to become an elite chess player. This period drama by Scott Frank is based on a novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. After four weeks of its release, the show had become Netflix’s most-watched mini-series. The other main actors are Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Harry Melling, Moses Ingram and Marielle Heller.
2
Peaky Blinders
9.2OTTplay Rating
Steven Knight’s British period crime-drama narrates the story of Peaky Blinders, a gang based in Birmingham. The iconic show has a huge fan base and has won awards including National Television Award for outstanding drama performance as well. The stars of the show include Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson and Finn Cole.
3
Split
7.6OTTplay Rating
The American psychological horror-thriller film is directed by Night Shyamalan. The story revolves around a man with 24 different personalities who kidnaps three teenage girls and imprisons them. The main actors are James McAvoy, Betty Buckley and Anya Taylor-Joy
4
The Witch
7.1OTTplay Rating
Robert Eggers’s supernatural horror film features a family in 1603s New England, who got ruined by the forces of witchcraft, and black magic. Alongside the actors such as Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw and Sarah Stephens, Anya takes up a vital role in the film.
5
Barry
6OTTplay Rating
Under Vikram Gandhi’s direction, the American drama film speaks about Barack Obama’s life at Columbia University. With her co-star Devon Terrell who played as Obama, Anya Taylor plays a major role in the movie.
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