The new Netflix miniseries, The Queen’s Gambit, must be one of the most impressive television shows of the year owing to its spectacular storyline of a young chess prodigy. She balances all the associative elements in the right way as she rises to fame and glory and just how it is done while battling with numerous personal demons is what is shown in the miniseries.
This specular lineup of events has a lot to do with the series’ phenomenal cast which is made up of some of the best rising stars as well as great character actors in Hollywood. Anya Taylor-Joy delivers a phenomenal performance by playing the character of Beth Harmon throughout the narrative of The Queen’s Gambit and certainly this isn’t the first big role that has been offered to her.
You may have previously seen her in the 2015 Robert Eggers’ horror movie The Witch which was then followed up with her scene-stealing performances in Spilt and Barry in 2016 and since then there was no looking back. Moreover, there’s Bill Camp whose performances in every format of acting are worth checking out and in this one, he plays Beth Harmon’s chess instructor Mr. Shaibel and truly steals the show, just like he did in the Mark Ruffalo-led legal drama Dark Waters that released in 2019 by playing smoothly with the thickest of thick West Virginia accents.
Marielle Heller will also be seen playing the role of one of the only supportive adults in Beth’s early life, Alma Wheatley. You may have witnessed her playing oddly enjoyable characters previously in A Walk Among the Tombstones, MacGruber, and other movies and television shows. In fact, she also has a career in direction and has given it a shot in the 2019 Mister Rogers story A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and The Diary of a Teenage Girl.