I Just Realized How I Recognize Benny From “The Queen’s Gambit” And My Mind Is Blown

I Just Realized How I Recognize Benny From “The Queen’s Gambit” And My Mind Is Blown

    I Just Realized How I Recognize Benny From “The Queen’s Gambit” And My Mind Is Blown

    He’s all grown up now.

    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.

    LOUIS SERKIS as GEORGI GIREV and ANYA TAYLOR-JOY as BETH HARMON in episode 104 of THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT.

    Phil Bray / Netflix

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

    THOMAS BRODIE-SANGSTER as BENNY in episode 103 of THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT.

    Phil Bray / Netflix

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

    Thomas Brodie Sangster attends the "Stardust" Opening Film & UK Premiere during the 28th Raindance Film Festival at The May Fair Hotel on October 28, 2020 in London, England.

    Dave J Hogan / Getty Images

    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.”

    View this video on YouTube

    Universal / YouTube

    Sangster also portrayed Paul McCartney in the 2009 film Nowhere Boy and starred in The Maze Runner series.

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

    Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF

    Universal / Giphy

    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!