Letitia Wright gained new success platforms with her path-breaking role in the 2018 movie Black Panther. A Marvel movie can soar your career to new heights, which was the case with Wright. Her entry into the 2018 smashing hit opened new gates of opportunities for Wright. This also gained her entry into the MCU. She gained instant recognition after co-starring with late actor Chadwick Boseman. Her acting career began in 2011 after she starred in guest roles and later went on to do films like Black Panther. She is of Guyanese descent and received her first-ever BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2019. Although not popular in mainstream cinema, Wright is a very versatile actress.
Each project she overtakes speaks volumes about the kind of actress she has evolved into today. Her portrayal of Shuri as T’Challa’s sister and Wakanda’s princess lead to her global recognition. We have round-up 10 top movies and Tv shows featuring Letitia Wright.
10. Black Mirror
Black Mirror is a series anthology on Netflix which focuses on various sci-fi elements. The series was a golden introduction to the high-tech futuristic genre of Cinema. The series is famous for stimulating alternate reality and exploration of Artificial Intelligence. Each episode is stand-alone and follows a mind-bending story. Netflix even introduced an interactive Black Mirror episode which received mixed reviews from the audience. Wright appears in the Finale of the fourth season, titled Black Museum. She is the museum’s titular patron and plays a key role while their backstories are revealed. The episode was considered weak among other episodes, but Wright’s acting was praised in all her major scenes.
9. Banana (2015)
The series is a spin-off from Channel 4’s Cucumber and its subsequent 4oD documentary series Tofu. At the same time, the original series follows the story of one single gay man. Banana is an exploration of the genre. It is an anthology series that includes many stories on the LGBT spectrum. The British series was a success and an evolution from its past series. Wright plays the character of Scotty, a lesbian. Scotty is an introverted gay woman who is prone to obsessive love. The series is set in Manchester, England. It was nominated for the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series.
8. My Brother The Devil (2013)
The story, a coming-of-age drama, follows the story of two brothers, Rash and Mo. Both the brothers hail from Egypt but currently live in London. After seeing his best friend being killed in the life of crime, Rash decides to move on from this lifestyle once and for all. This leads to Mo trying to replace his brother and trying to get a spot in his gang. Wright plays the character of Aisha, Mo’s Muslim girlfriend. Although the movie does not center on her, she is remembered for the remarkable acting she did in her limited screen time.
7. Doctor Who (1963 – Present )
Doctor Who is not a new series for all the sci-fi nerds and geeks out there. The series is among the longest-running series of its time. The show witnessed numerous video games, spin-offs, and sequels, thanks to the harrowing success of the original show. Many parallel storylines and numerous characters are central to the series. Quite interestingly, there have been 13 doctors in the series.
Wright marks her presence in the series 9 episode, “Face the Raven,” where she plays the role of a young girl. The girl is disguised as a boy to hide her superpowers.
6. Humans (2015 – 2018)
It seems that Letitia Wright is a trendy choice when it comes to sci-fi thrillers. And next up on the list is another very unique sci-fi series. It is set on a futuristic Earth where there are no humans left. Isn’t that interesting, now? Instead, creatures called ”synths”- a form of humanoid robots inhabit the world instead. The humanoids are programmed with Artificial Intelligence to make them fit in with the present reality. Wright appears in the series’ second season as a” synthie” with abnormal behavior patterns.
5. Top Boy (2011 – Present)
Top Boy deserves a spot so high on the list because of the success it gained with its run. The show was initially a Channel 4 show but was dropped later on. The show enjoyed an average rating, so the cancellation was an utter shock for all its loyal fans. However, the show was resurrected by the combined decision of Drake and Netflix. The show focuses on the drug trade and street life and the hardships of life out three. Wright appeared in the second season as Chantelle.
4. Avengers: Infinity War
The highly acclaimed movie in the Avengers franchise. The film was an instant success and went on to win many awards and accolades. Wright plays the character of Shuri, the Wakanda princess introduced in Black Panther. The texture is again based on the Marvel comics and was raised on the big screen in 2018. The movie follows the combined attempt of all the multi-cast avengers as they plan to stop Thanos. The film ultimately climaxes with the Avengers: Endgame, which was an experience on its own. The Avengers attempt to stop Thanos from doing his finger snap which could end the world.
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3. Avengers: Endgame
How many actors can boast a role in the highest-grossing movie? Very few, we’d say. But Letitia Wright is one such actress. The showdown of the Avengers was one of the highest-grossing movies and one of the most successful movies of all time. It made a total of $2.79 billion in selling tickets worldwide. After the genocide done by the finger snap of Thanos, which resulted in wiping off half of the universe, things looked bleak for the Avengers. Wright was again seen in her role as Shuri, who Hulk resurrected.
2. Death on the Nile (2022)
This movie was adapted from an Agatha Christie novel of the same name. The film was initially released in theatres and later released on Amazon Prime Video. The movie was praised for its old-fashioned aesthetic style but received mixed signals on the storyline. Wright appeared alongside some of the most influential stars, including Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, and Jennifer Saunders. In the movie, she plays Rosalie “Rosie” Otterbourne, Salome’s niece and business manager.
1. Black Panther (2018)
And finally, the movie started it all for Letitia Wright and made her into one of the familiar names in the industry. Wright plays the character of Shuri alongside her co-star, late actor Chadwick Boseman. She plays the role of his sister and the princess of Wakanda. A sequel of the movie is in the works and will be released on November 11, 2022. According to the sources, Wright was injured while shooting for the movie because the film was delayed quite a bit.
The sequel’s plot is unknown for now, but new information is expected soon. Stay tuned to theartistree for the latest info.