Oxford born actress Florence Pugh has made a household name and has taken roles in a number of hugely successful films and television shows. What are on the cards for her in 2022?

Pugh, who was born in the city in 1996, was educated at Wychwood School and St Edward's School before scoring her first professional role when she was in sixth form.

Her debut was in 2014 film The Falling which she starred in opposite Game of Thrones’ Masie Williams.

In the same year, the actress was nominated for Best British Newcomer at the BFI London Film Festival as well as for Young British / Irish Performer of the Year by the London Film Critics' Circle.

Her initial success would only grow to become international success as she took on roles in comedy-drama Fighting with My Family, horror film Midsommar and an adaption of Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women.

Pugh earned nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Amy March in Little Women.

More recently, she starred as Yelena Belova / Black Widow in the Marvel superhero film Black Widow and the Disney+ miniseries Hawkeye.

What does 2022 hold for Pugh?

Scheduled to be released in September 2022, Pugh stars in a leading role in Don’t You Worry Darling opposite Harry Styles.

The film’s synopsis reads: ‘A 1950's housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company may be hiding disturbing secrets’.

It is directed by Olivia Wilde and also features Wilde, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, Nick Kroll and Chris Pine in supporting roles.

Expected to hit post-production in 2022, Pugh stars as a nurse in Netflix film The Wonder.

The film is an adaption of Emma Donoghue’s novel and is inspired by the 19th century-phenomenon of the ‘fasting girls’ who supposedly went months without food but remained completely healthy.

Pugh will also star in A Good Person, which began filming in October.

The film’s synopsis reads: ‘Years after being involved in a fatal accident, Allison forms an unlikely relationship with her would-be father-in-law’.

It also stars Morgan Freeman, Molly Shannon, Celeste O'Connor, Zoe Lister-Jones, and Chinaza Uche.

This next film may not be released until at least July 2023 but the Oppenheimer has Pugh attached to the project.

The film will focus on American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.

Finally, Pugh is also attached to the film The Maid which she is said to be producing and starring in.

Little is known about project itself but Variety reports that Universal acquired rights to Nita Prose’s debut novel of the same name.


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