You owe it to yourself to watch The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix if you haven’t already done so. The miniseries stars Anya Taylor as Beth Harmon, an orphan who discovered her prodigious talent for chess, which she must balance against her emotional issues and struggles with substance abuse. But before you do, read our interview with Thomas Brodie-Sangster, who stars in it, and watch him work his magic behind-the-scenes at our shoot with him in London. The affable young actor also shares about his thoughts on what makes a modern gentleman today, and how it relates to him in the context of his work and personal life.
Thomas Brodie-Sangster is known for his myriad roles over a career that’s spanned nearly two decades, from “that boy” in Love Actually to Newt in the The Maze Runner trilogy. In The Queen’s Gambit, he plays a quirky, cowboy-like chess master who serves as main character Beth Harmon’s foil and mentor. This marks his second collaboration with director Scott Frank, with whom he previously shot Godless.