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The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix: Where have you seen the cast before?

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Here’s why the Queen’s Gambit cast is so recognisable… (Picture: Netflix)

The Queen’s Gambit has turned Netflix viewers into critically-thinking chess lovers with its addictive coming-of-age tale.

Led by Anya Taylor-Joy, the series follows Beth, an abandoned child who finds solace and order in her orphanage when she takes up chess.

In the years that follow, friends and fellow chess players help Beth as she competes to become the best chess player in the world.

Though as she grows up, sometimes feelings and situations get complicated.

But do any of those faces seem slightly… familiar? And you can’t quite pin down why? We felt that too, so we at have rounded up some of the cast’s best career performances to date.

Here’s where you may recognise them from…

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Anya Taylor-Joy first rose to prominence in Split and The VVitch (Picture: Netflix)

Anya Taylor-Joy (Beth Harmon)

Honestly, everything Anya Taylor-Joy has been in has been gold – with only one or two exceptions – over the last few years.

First appearing in The Witch in 2015, she was critically acclaimed for her role in 2016’s Split, starring opposite a personality-switching James McAvoy alone for 80% of the entire movie.

She later reprised her role of Casey in Glass, completing M Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable trilogy.

Since then she’s appeared in The Miniaturist, voiced Brea in Netflix’s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and earlier this year starred in a remake of Jane Austen classic, Emma.

Last year, she joined the cast of Peaky Blinders as Michael’s smart-mouthed New York wife, Gina Grey – and it’s already been promised she’s causing trouble in season six.

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Thomas has appeared in shows including Game Of Thrones, and starred in Love Actually (Picture: Netflix)

Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Benny Watts)

Even though he’s 30 years old and has an impressive CV, Thomas is probably still remembered by most as ‘The Kid In Love Actually’.

Since his time on the Christmas time favourite though, Thomas has made numerous appearances and has been the voice of Ferb in Disney cartoon series, Phinneas and Ferb, since 2005.

He’s also appeared in Doctor Who, played Paul McCartney in critically acclaimed John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy, and starred in blockbuster The Maze Runner.

In 2013, he joined the cast of Game Of Thrones as Jojen Reed, who, alongside sister Meera, tried to find the Three-Eyed Raven, and was instrumental in the journey of Bran Stark.

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Harry Melling’s major breakthrough role was as Dudley in Harry Potter (Picture: Warner)

Harry Melling (Harry Beltik)

Harry Melling started off his career strong, and to this day a generation of muggles best remember him as Harry Potter’s cruel cousin, Dudley Dursley.

Since his time in the kids fantasy series, Harry has been keeping himself busy, mainly in period pieces and theatre shows.

Over the past year, however, several prominent roles have put him back into the limelight of the silver, and the small, screen.

He was in His Dark Materials for a season one episode, appeared alongside Tom Holland in Netflix movie Devil All The Time, and appeared with Charlize Theron in her movie, The Old Guard.

He is now lined up to appear in an upcoming remake of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

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Moses Ingram is a name that won’t be unknown for long (Picture: Netflix)

Moses Ingram – Jolene

Unlike the other stars on this list, Moses has not been in any major television show or film before The Queen’s Gambit.

She’s not going to remain an unknown for long though, and has been signed up to star in the upcoming film adaptation of Macbeth.

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Bill Camp appeared in the award-winning Joker last year (Picture: Netflix/Warner)

Bill Camp (Mr Shaibel)

Bill Camp has been in so many iconic films and shows it’s pretty hard to keep track, but often shuns the bigger roles for smaller but vital ones.

Just like Mr Shaibel.

This year, he appeared in HBO series The Outsider and the Oscar-winning Joker with Joaquin Phoenix.

He’s also been in Birdman, Red Sparrow, Molly’s Game and Jason Bourne.

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Jacob Fortune-Lloyd is a name on the rise (Picture: Netflix)

Jacob Fortune-Lloyd

Jacob’s work often revolves in period pieces, with his first television role in 2015’s Wolf Hall.

He has since worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company for shows like The Merchant of Venice and Othello.

Last year, he appeared as a Sith Fleet Officer in Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, and also had a regular role in short-lived 15th century drama, Medici.

The Queen’s Gambit is available now on Netflix.


Credit: Original article published here.

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