Benny From The Queen’s Gambit Was Also In Love Actually

The Queen’s Gambit is one of the hottest things to watch on Netflix right now. The seven-episode limited series stars Anya Taylor-Joy as a chess prodigy struggling with substance abuse as she becomes the greatest player in the world.

If you’ve made it to the third episode, you’ve already met Benny, a charismatic chess whiz played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster.

Now, take a close look at Sangster. Do you recognize him from anywhere else? Maybe a film you “actually” “love”?

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That’s right: he was Sam in the holiday classic Love Actually — you know, the lovestruck young boy who plays the drums during the film’s climactic performance of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”

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Sangster also portrayed Paul McCartney in the 2009 film Nowhere Boy and starred in The Maze Runner series—and, of course, he played Jojen Reed in Game of Thrones.

And hey, ’tis the season for throwing on Love Actually as the holidays approach — so Sangster popping up again is, really, perfect timing.

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