EE Rising Star Award Nominee

Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy

See Anya in action in this clip from The Witch.

About the nominee

Anya Taylor-Joy is known for her breakthrough and debut film role of ‘Thomasin’ in A24 and Universal international’s The Witch for which she recently won the Breakthrough Actor award at the Gotham Independent Film Awards. Since then, she has gone on to film five leading roles and become one of the most in-demand actresses of her generation.

Anya will next take a leading role in M.Night Shylaman’s thriller Split alongside James McAvoy. Released worldwide on the 20th of January, the feature from the Oscar-winning director, produced with Jason Blum, tells the story of a man with 23 personalities within him who is compelled to abduct three teenage girls. 

Anya has also completed four further leading roles. Released on to Netflix last December, she starred opposite Devon Terrell in Barry, from Black Bear Pictures and director Vikram Gandhi, that received critical acclaim at its recent world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. She also took on the titular character in Morgan, a Ridley Scott produced Sci-Fi thriller, directed by Luke Scott with Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Toby Jones and Boyd Holbrook.

In the psychological thriller Thoroughbred, she will star opposite Olivia Cooke and the late Anton Yelchin in the story of the tempestuous friendship of two suburban teenage girls. She has most recently completed filming the psychological thriller Marrowbone alongside a cast including Mia Goth, Charlie Heaton and George Mackay. 

Hear what Anya had to say about her career so far.

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