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The Queen's Gambit 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2020)
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Orphaned at the tender age of nine, prodigious introvert Beth Harmon discovers and masters the game of chess in 1960s USA. But child stardom comes at a price.
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Series cast summary:
Anya Taylor-Joy ...  Beth Harmon 7 episodes, 2020
Chloe Pirrie ...  Alice Harmon 6 episodes, 2020
Bill Camp ...  Mr. Shaibel 5 episodes, 2020
Marielle Heller ...  Alma Wheatley 5 episodes, 2020
Marcin Dorocinski ...  Vasily Borgov 5 episodes, 2020
Thomas Brodie-Sangster ...  Benny Watts 4 episodes, 2020
Moses Ingram ...  Jolene 4 episodes, 2020
Harry Melling ...  Harry Beltik 4 episodes, 2020
Isla Johnston ...  Young Beth Harmon 4 episodes, 2020
Dolores Carbonari ...  Margaret 4 episodes, 2020
Janina Elkin ...  Borgov's Wife 4 episodes, 2020
Matthew Dennis Lewis ...  Matt 4 episodes, 2020
Russell Dennis Lewis ...  Mike 4 episodes, 2020
Patrick Kennedy ...  Allston Wheatley 3 episodes, 2020
Christiane Seidel ...  Helen Deardorff 3 episodes, 2020
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd ...  D.L. Townes 4 episodes, 2020
Akemnji Ndifornyen ...  Mr. Fergusson 3 episodes, 2020
Annabeth Kelly ...  Five-Year-Old Beth 3 episodes, 2020
Andruscha Hilscher Andruscha Hilscher ...  Russian / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Iskander Madjitov Iskander Madjitov ...  Another Russian 3 episodes, 2020
Sergio Di Zio ...  Beth's Father 3 episodes, 2020
Rebecca Root ...  Miss Lonsdale 2 episodes, 2020
Clement Guyot Clement Guyot ...  Tournament Director 2 episodes, 2020
Zoe Hoche Zoe Hoche ...  Girl #1 2 episodes, 2020
Frederic Stromenger Frederic Stromenger ...  Man In Elevator / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Sophie McShera ...  Miss Graham 2 episodes, 2020
Katherine Towe Katherine Towe ...  Girl #2 2 episodes, 2020
Mia-Luisa Schrader Mia-Luisa Schrader ...  Girl in Elevator 2 episodes, 2020
Laura Danne Laura Danne ...  Jolene's Friend 2 episodes, 2020
Nina Herzberg Nina Herzberg ...  Margaret's Friend 2 episodes, 2020
Elvis Nowatzki Elvis Nowatzki ...  Margaret's Boyfriend 2 episodes, 2020
Richard Waugh ...  Mr. Bradley 2 episodes, 2020
Marian Meder Marian Meder ...  Mr. Espero 2 episodes, 2020
Frieda Raab Frieda Raab ...  Apple Pi Girl #1 2 episodes, 2020
Josepha Walter Josepha Walter ...  Local Makeout Girl 2 episodes, 2020
Emma Henker Emma Henker ...  Giggling Girl #1 2 episodes, 2020
William Horberg ...  Toby 2 episodes, 2020
Alva Schäfer Alva Schäfer ...  Apple Pi Girl #3 2 episodes, 2020
Marlene Leinemann Marlene Leinemann ...  Apple Pi Girl #4 2 episodes, 2020
Matteo Vinogradov Matteo Vinogradov ...  Borgov's Child 2 episodes, 2020
Max Krause Max Krause ...  Levertov 2 episodes, 2020
Ryan Wichert ...  Hilton Wexler 2 episodes, 2020
Eloise Webb ...  Annette Packer 2 episodes, 2020
Millie Brady ...  Cleo 2 episodes, 2020
Rebecca Dyson-Smith ...  Stewardess 2 episodes, 2020
Zoé Hoche Zoé Hoche ...  Girl #1 2 episodes, 2020
Lucy Ella von Scheele Lucy Ella von Scheele ...  Apple Pi Girl #2 2 episodes, 2020
Felice ...  Marceno / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Philipp Droste Philipp Droste ...  Tournament Director 2 episodes, 2020
Jonathan Failla ...  Dick Evans / ... 2 episodes, 2020

Anya Taylor-Joy Eyes the Endgame in "Queen's Gambit"

Anya Taylor-Joy and the cast of "The Queen's Gambit" compare the passion they find in their careers with the drive that the show's lead character Beth has for chess. They also discuss the positive and negative life lessons they've learned from the game.

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Nine year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she's competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting. Based on the book by Walter Tevis.

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Did You Know?


In regards to the teachers math mistake of 5*3=18, it was purposefully done which had the teacher looking for an eraser, which was in the basement of the school while Beth was playing chess. See more »


In episode 6, Beth is watching and dancing to a music video of Shocking Blue performing "Venus." That song wasn't released until 1969, while the scene was set in 1968. See more »


Harry Beltik: Anger's a potent spice. A pinch wakes you up. Too much dulls your senses.
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Best Netflix Original of 2020
25 October 2020 | by bilgedegerSee all my reviews

The Queen's Gambit was a random find for me. I started watching it without any expectations but the first episode was just enough to keep me interested. As I kept watching, it kept getting better and I must say the 7th episode was one of the best finale to a series that I have ever watched. The character developments for even the minor characters were well-thought-out and I immediately formed an emotional connection with most of them. The finale was so well done that it almost felt like an end to a show with several seasons rather than a limited series. The show also had very good messages sprinkled in between, they were subtle and didn't make me feel like an agenda was being showed down my throat. The acting was marvelous. The cinematography was great with some very impressive scene transitions. The score was amazing and really set the atmosphere and the tone of the show. If you are reading this before watching the show, go ahead and watch it. You won't be disappointed.

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23 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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