British Actresses You Should Know: Florence Pugh

Florence Pugh with Timothee Chalamet in the 2019 film Little Women (Photo credit courtesy of Columbia Pictures)

Florence Pugh is one of those buzzy, up and coming young actresses whose work you’ll likely be watching for years to come.

At just 24 years of age, this Oxford-born actress with the self-professed "weirdly low voice" has been showered with accolades. Since 2017, the awards she’s been nominated for and won tell the story of her work.  From her 2018 BAFTA EE Rising Star nomination to being named 2019’s Chopard Trophy winner at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Pugh's performances have been described as brave, breakthrough and revelatory. Here's why. 

'Sanditon' Recap: Episodes 1 and 2

Rose Williams in "Sanditon" (Photo: Courtesy of Photographer: Simon Ridgway/© Red Planet Pictures / ITV 2019)

One of the most intriguing aspects of Sanditon, the new Masterpiece drama adapted from the existing scraps of a would-be Jane Austen novel, is that we have no idea where it’s going. At all.

Austen only wrote 11 chapters of this story before she died, which was barely enough time to introduce the major characters, let alone give us any sense of what she had in store for them. On some level, this show is simply very expensive fanfiction. On another, it’s an exciting communal journey we’ve all never shared before – experiencing an Austen story together for the first time. And so's a mixed bag, but one with a lot of potential.