Table of content    
  1. 1. The Witch
  2. 2. Emma
  3. 3. The Northman
  4. 4. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
  5. 5. Endeavour
  6. 6. The Queen's Gambit
  7. 7. Peaky Blinders
  8. 8. Barry (2016)

8 Best Anya Taylor-Joy Movies and TV Shows You Should Not Miss

Born in 1996 in Miami, Fla., Anya Taylor-Joy lived with her family in Buenos Aires until the age of six, when she moved to London. Initially trained in dance and ballet, she left school when she was 16 and was later scouted as a model at age 17. She was removed from the final cut of her first acting role in the 2014 dark comedy film Vampire Academy, so her breakthrough role didn't come until a little later, when she played the young Puritan Thomasin in Robert Eggers' 2015 period horror film The Witch. 
Taylor-Joy is perhaps best known for her roles in the television series Peaky Blinders, the period dramedy Emma, and the Netflix miniseries The Queen's Gambit. Moreover, there are other best movies and TV series that Anya Taylor-Joy joined.

1. The Witch

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The Witch is set in 1630 New England and follows a Puritan family who is expelled from their town and left to fend for themselves. Panic ensues when the youngest son mysteriously disappears one day. The oldest daughter, Thomasin (Taylor-Joy), was the one watching the child when he vanished, leaving the family suspicious of her identity and true motives amid their deep-seated fear of witchcraft. In this period horror film that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats, she is a young woman backed into a corner.

2. Emma

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Emma tells the story of Emma Woodhouse (Taylor-Joy), a young and beautiful woman who takes it upon herself to advise on the various relationships of her friends and family. It is based on the 1815 Austen novel of the same name. This 2020 period romantic comedy, set in Regency-era England, follows Emma as she meddles in the lives of those closest to her in often misguided and unapproved fashion. At the 93rd Academy Awards, the film received two Academy Award nominations for Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and it was hailed as a successful and fresh take on the Austen classic.
For her role as the titular character in Emma, Taylor-Joy received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. For The Queen's Gambit, she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television film, as well as the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries and the SAG Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie or Miniseries.

3. The Northman

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Eggers wrote, produced, and directed The Northman, a story about a young Viking prince named Amleth who witnesses his father's murder just as he is about to become a man. Twenty years later, the prince has grown up and is capable of fulfilling his vow to avenge his father's death, and he embarks on a journey to do so while also saving his mother. The film is as brutal as it is epic, with a cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, and Willem Dafoe, to name a few. Taylor-Joy plays the sorceress Olga of the Birch Forest in the film.

4. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a prequel to the 1982 Jim Henson film, explores the world of Thra and its inhabitants, including the three Gelflings Rian (Taron Egerton), Deet, and Brea (Taylor-Joy). The trio embarks on a quest to unite the Gelfling clans in order to save Thra from a destructive force known as the Darkening and rise up against the evil Skeksis. This fantasy series, like the original, employs puppeteered animatronics to maintain the franchise's iconic (and at times dark) imagery while providing audiences with a magical world to explore.

5. Endeavour

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Endeavour is set in the 1960s in Oxford, England, and follows Endeavour Morse's early career as a cipher clerk in the Royal Corps of Signals after he leaves Oxford University without finishing his degree. He eventually joins the Carshall-Newtown Police Department, eventually becoming Inspector Morse. This is the prequel and third installment of the Inspector Morse trilogy, and it is rumored that it will be renewed for a ninth season. In the second episode of Season 2, titled "Nocturne," Taylor-Joy guest-stars as Philippa Collins-Davidson.

6. The Queen's Gambit

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The Queen's Gambit is based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. It tells the story of Beth Harmon (Taylor-Joy), a fictional chess prodigy and orphan who aspires to become an elite chess player. In 1950s Lexington, Kentucky, eight-year-old Beth loses her mother in a car accident. Beth is sent to an orphanage and is taught chess by the custodian while also developing an addiction to the daily pills given to the children. As she matures and rises to the top of her game, her addictions begin to outperform her, forcing Beth to weigh her biggest chess match against her biggest vices. This coming-of-age drama won 11 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Limited Series, marking the first time a show on a streaming service won the category.

7. Peaky Blinders

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Peaky Blinders is set in postwar Birmingham and follows Thomas Shelby (Murphy) and his brothers as they return home after serving in the British Army. Thomas' ambitions yearn for more as leader of the Peaky Blinders gang and ruler of the city. When a crate of guns goes missing, Thomas realizes that his family's future and power can be found in the establishment of a legitimate or illegitimate business. Meanwhile, a new inspector is dispatched to Belfast with the goal of ridding Britain of crime. Taylor-Joy appears in the fifth season as Gina Gray, the manipulative wife of Michael Gray (Finn Cole), Thomas' cousin.

8. Barry (2016)

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Barry follows a 20-year-old Barack Obama, also known as Barry, as he arrives in New York City to attend Columbia University. Barry has just transferred from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, in 1981. He is eager and engaged in class, participating in debates about society and philosophy. Barry struggles to feel accepted everywhere else. Barry not only tells the story of a future president, but also of a struggling college student yearning to find his place in the world, by depicting his struggles with staying connected to his mother, his estranged father, and his peers. Taylor-Joy portrays Charlotte Baughman, a fictional character modeled after one of Obama's college girlfriends. is a website that provides you with sport updates and Entertainment news  to brighten your day. Don’t hesitate to visit our site to know more about updated entertainment news.
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