Where the crayfish sing: back on the journey of Daisy Edgar-Jones, the revelation…

Discovered in the “Normal People” series, Daisy Edgar-Jones has been playing “Where the crayfish sing” since Wednesday, an adaptation of Delia Owens’ bestseller. Focus on the journey of this British actress.

From the harrowing Irish miniseries Normal Peoplereleased in 2020, Daisy Edgar Jones is on the list of young rising actresses to follow closely. She continues her career with the feature film Where the crayfish singof which she is the heroine and which was released in theaters on August 17.

Daughter of an editor and a director of television channels – who launched Big Brother in Great Britain – the young Londoner became interested in comedy as a teenager and joined a junior troupe, The National Youth Theatre, at the age of 14. It is thanks to the plays in which she shines that she meets her agent and begins to run the castings from the age of 16. Naturally shy and reserved, comedy allows him to portray characters with a character very different from his own.

It was on television that she made her real acting debut in 2016 in the sitcom Cold Feet, which depicts the life of a gang of thirty-somethings in Manchester. Always for the small screen, she makes appearances in the detective series Unclassified casesthe costume program GentlemanJackdedicated to LGBTQ+ pioneer Anne Lister, and War of the Worldsa new adaptation of HG Wells’ SF classic.

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But it is in 2020 that his talent comes to light with Normal People. Adapted from Sally Rooney’s bestseller, the series follows the complex romantic relationship of two individuals separated by everything, from their meeting in high school to their university studies. Like his playmate, Paul Mescal, the actress holds here the first big role of her career. The accuracy and sensitivity of their playing is hailed by critics and Daisy Edgar-Jones earns a BAFTA and Golden Globes nomination in 2021. She recalls, at the microphone of AlloCiné : “On set, we weren’t aware of how big it could get. We didn’t even think the show was going to be seen.”

This year, the young woman is in the credits of no less than three productions which, coincidentally, address all forms of violence against women. In Fresha bloody black comedy released directly on Disney+, she portrays a single woman tired of dating apps who falls under the spell of Sebastian Stan. But the romance turns into a nightmare when the latter reveals his true intentions. The opportunity for the actress to rub shoulders with a more biting register.

Where the crayfish sing: back on the journey of daisy edgar-jones, the revelation...
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In “Normal People”, opposite Paul Mescal.

At the end of July, French spectators were able to find her in the credits of the mini-series By order of God, inspired by a true story that shocked America and available in France on Disney+. She is Brenda, a fiery and ambitious woman who refuses to be subjugated by the men of the Mormon community to which she belongs. A personality who swears in the eyes of her in-laws and that she will pay a high price.

Finally, Daisy Edgar-Jones continues with another strong female character. She has been at the cinema since August 17, the headliner of Where the crayfish sing, taken from the best-selling book of the same name. She slips into the skin of a marginal, abandoned at birth and having grown up in the swamps of North Carolina, who becomes the main suspect in a murder case. “She constantly demonstrates strength and a tremendous capacity for resilience, while maintaining her delicate curiosity and her intimate relationship with nature”, she says about her character. For the purposes of the film, she learned to maneuver a canoe and familiarized herself with the marsh environment, fauna, flora and topography. She had to hide her London accent and learn to speak like a woman from the South of the United States of the 1960s.

Reese Witherspoonproducer of the film, is full of praise for her: “Daisy Edgar-Jones is an outstanding actress. She knew how to embody a character with multiple facets. We feel all the fragility and all the ferocity of Kya in her acting.” There is no doubt that we have not finished hearing about the actress, expected in another adaptation of a classic of literature whose title is still secret.

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