Isla Johnston – Everything We Know About Young Beth Harmon

Isla Johnston

Isla Johnston is a British child actress best known for playing the role of young Beth Harmon, the young version of the lead character, in Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit. The series which premiered on October 23, 2020, was created by Scott Frank and Allan Scott based on a 1983, same title, fictional novel by Walter Tevis.

Isla, having appeared in Just a few episodes, stole the hearts of so many with her outstanding performance. The lead character of the series, Anya Taylor-Joy (ATJ), is one of those that speaks highly of her performance on the show.

How old is Isla Johnston?

Isla Johnston is from Cambridgeshire England, United Kingdom, with a Suffolk native accent. Being a young teenager, it is assumed she lives with her parents. Although, there are no records of her family online.

Isla’s exact date of birth is unknown but several online sources noted that she was born in Borem in 2007. If that’s accurate, she’ll be 15 years old in 2022.

Isla made her Television debut not long ago

Before her international appearance, Isla has featured in a few movies. She probably started acting from stage performance in school before venturing into the British film and television industry.

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In 2018, she made her television debut as Fiona with the British crime-drama series “National Treasure: Kiri”.  In 2019, she played the role of  Sarah Kemp in the television series “Doctors”.

What else has Isla Johnston been in?

When a (not so)  new actor captures the heart of a new audience, they tend to search for his/her past works. One of the most Googled questions about Isla is the movies she has featured in, this question is second to “Is ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ a real-life story?” By the way, it’s not a true-life story.

Isla Johnston featured in “Unmourned”  as Cara in 2020, young Ursula Todd in “Life after Life”, and Lucy Spencer in “Invasion”, both in 2021.

Isla Johnston has other talents

Aside from acting, the Moss green-eyed blonde has other talents and skills. Multi-talented, as one of the online sources, described her.

There are several pictures online of her horse riding. She also enjoys skiing, swimming, and playing Tennis. Considering her role in “The Queen’s Gambit”, one would assume any skill that involves her using her fingers would be chess, but it’s not. Isla reserves her fingers for the piano. And maybe a little chess.

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