The Queen’s Gambit, a historical drama based on American Novelist Walter Tevis’ 1983 novel of namesake, has become the most-watched series on Netflix with at least 62 million views as of December 29, 2020.
Written & directed by Scott Frank, the series storyline evolves the life of an orphaned Chess prodigy named Beth Harmon played by American-born British-Argentine actress Anya Taylor-Joy (24).
According to latest BBC report, The Queen’s Gambit has created enthusiasm among people worldwide towards the game.
The report also said that the lead actor Anya Taylor-Joy had to learn to play Chess to play the role of Beth Harmon who was struggling with emotional issues, drug and alcohol addiction on her rise to the top of the chess world.
Anya Taylor-Joy At A Glance :
Birth : On April 16, 1996 at Miami, Florida,USA.
Height : 1.69 m
Parents : Mother Jennifer-Marina de Joy, an English-Spanish psychologist who was born and raised in Zambia. And her father Dennis Alan Taylor with Scottish-Argentine roots.
Citizenship : Holding three citizenships — American, British & Argentinian.
Nationality : American, Argentine, English.
Upcoming Ventures : Last Night in Soho, Mad Max: The Wasteland.
Acting Career : Acted in a host of films including Vampire Academy, The Witch, Morgan, Barry, Split, Marrowbone, Thoroughbreds, Glass, Love, Antosha, Emma, Here Are the Young Men, The New Mutants.
The Queen’s Gambit became a hit across the world upon being released on October 23, 2020 by the network.
Just four weeks later since release date, it reached the milestone of becoming Netflix’s most-watched show in the history of the network.
The drama series is produced under the banner of Flitcraft Ltd. & Wonderful Films.