Daisy Edgar-Jones shot to worldwide fame during the pandemic, thanks to her role as Marianne Sheridan in the Hulu hit series Normal People, which earned her nominations for a British Academy Television Award and a Golden Globe Award.
More recently, the 24-year-old actress has been garnering praise for her performance in her latest film, Where the Crawdads Sing.
At the 75th Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland on Friday night, Edgar-Jones was honored with the Leopard Club acting award, which is given to “a great personality of the cinema who through her or his work has managed to mark the collective imagination.”
Daisy Edgar-Jones stars in the mystery thriller movie Where the Crawdads Sing (Credit: Sony Pictures / Columbia Pictures)
She may still be a red-carpet newbie, but Daisy just proved to everyone that she’s one to watch with her effortlessly chic fashion moments.
Gracing the red carpet at the Piazza Square, the Under the Banner of Heaven actress turned heads in a one-shoulder black midi dress by Conner Ives.
The American-born London-based fashion designer, known for his signature T-shirt dresses, was hired by Rihanna in 2021 to help create her first Fenty collection.
Daisy Edgar-Jones at the 75th Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland on August 5, 2022 (Credit: Nick Zonna / IPA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)
Daisy’s striking dress is cut from fluid silk-blend crepe and features colorful floral embroidery and an asymmetric hem trimmed with dramatic wispy fringing.
She let her dress take center stage as she opted to pair it with minimalistic black satin sandals from Jimmy Choo. She wore the “Minny” heels, which simply feature a single strap on the vamps and around the ankles.
Daisy Edgar-Jones shows a glimpse of her toned legs in a Conner Ives one-shoulder embroidered fringe dress (Credit: Nick Zonna / IPA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)
Styled by Nicky Yates, the War of the Worlds actress added some sparkles to her look with Tiffany & Co. jewelry.
She accessorized with a pair of $22,000 mixed cluster flower-shaped earrings, a $4,500 diamond vine ring in platinum, and a $23,000 diamond vine band ring.
Her glam team gave her a fresh face look, with makeup artist Jasmin Berger highlighting her eyes with mascara and eyeliner. She also added a hint of pink lip color and matching blush and eyeshadow, while her shiny brunette hair was styled in loose waves.
Daisy Edgar-Jones styles her tresses down in loose waves and glams up with eyeliner, mascara, and pink lipstick (Credit: Nick Zonna / IPA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)
The previous day, the Cold Feet star attended a photocall for Where the Crawdads Sing during the 2022 Locarno Film Festival.
She looked the epitome of elegance in a $3,900 Miu Miu dress, featuring a black above-the-knee A-line skirt and a cream beaded lace bodice with a classic collar and pearl-detailed front-button fastening.
Daisy Edgar-Jones is the epitome of elegance in a Miu Miu lace dress at the Where the Crawdads Sing photocall during The Locarno Film Festival on August 4, 2022 (Credit: Nick Zonna / IPA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)
Creating a cohesive look, Daisy styled with a selection of gold Tiffany & Co. jewelry. She wore a pair of thin hoop earrings, a $1,990 Tiffany knot ring in yellow gold with diamonds, a $1,000 yellow gold knot ring, and a $5,800 double row ring.
She then opted for a radiant glam look with soft pink makeup and pulled her tresses back into a low bun with face-framing fringes.
Daisy Edgar-Jones looks radiant with soft pink makeup and pulled back hairstyle (Credit: Nick Zonna / IPA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)
Daisy Edgar-Jones Top Bills Where the Crawdads Sing
The English actress plays the lead character, Kya, in the mystery thriller Where the Crawdads Sing, based on the 2018 murder-mystery novel of the same name by Delia Owens that you can buy on Amazon.
Co-produced by Reese Witherspoon, the film follows Kya as she grows up alone in the marshes of North Carolina.
The abandoned young girl later meets Chase Andrews, who promises her marriage. But after finding out he’s engaged to another girl, she ends her relationship with him.
Chase turns violent and tries to rape Kya, but she successfully fights him off and threatens to kill him if he continues to pursue her. Later, Chase is found dead, and Kya becomes the main suspect in the Chase Andrews murder.
Daisy Edgar-Jones plays an abandoned girl in the marshes of North Carolina in Where the Crawdads Sing (Credit: Sony Pictures / Columbia Pictures)
In an interview with The Mirror, Daisy shared how she relates to Kya. “The theme of isolation really stuck with me, especially with everything we have been through because of the pandemic.”
“Being able to escape into Kya’s world and see how she finds comfort, solace, and love through the connections she makes with the natural world around her was incredibly comforting and moving.”
Daisy Edgar-Jones reveals wanting to reshape her career and try her hand as a villain (Credit: Sony Pictures / Columbia Pictures)
Despite her newfound fame, Daisy revealed that she wants to reshape her career and try on new roles.
Speaking to Deadline, Edgar-Jones said, “I play a lot of gentle and quiet nice people, but I’d like to play characters that are very different from me.”
“I’d like to transform and pick characters that aren’t my obvious casting,” she added.