In 2018, Daisy Edgar-Jones appeared as Jessica Thompson in Silent Witness, and in independent coming-of-age feature film Pond Life directed by Bill Buckhurst. She was in the National Youth Theatre production of The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Edgar-Jones had a recurring role as Delia Rawson in 2019 BBC and HBO series Gentleman Jack. Edgar-Jones played Emily Gresham for the first two seasons of War of the Worlds opposite Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern. In May 2019, it was announced that Edgar-Jones had been cast in the main role of Marianne alongside Paul Mescal as Connell in the Hulu and BBC Three series Normal People, an adaptation of the novel by Sally Rooney. Edgar-Jones starred in the February 2020 revival of Albion at the Almeida Theatre, which was recorded and later broadcast by the BBC that August. She has upcoming film roles in the adaptation of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and the thriller Fresh. She will star in Dustin Lance Black’s miniseries Under the Banner of Heaven, an adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s book of the same name.
On January 25, 2021, it was announced that Taylor John Smith and Harris Dickinson would be joining Daisy Edgar-Jones in a film adaptation produced by Hello Sunshine and 3000 Pictures for Sony Pictures, based on Delia Owens’ best-selling novel Where the Crawdads Sing. The film will be directed by Olivia Newman from a screenplay written by Lucy Alibar. On March 17, 2021, David Strathairn joined the cast of the film. On March 30, 2021, Jayson Warner Smith joined the cast of the film. In April 2021, Garret Dillahunt, Michael Hyatt, Ahna O’Reilly, Sterling Macer Jr., and Jojo Regina joined the cast. In June 2021, Eric Ladin joined the cast of the film.
Where the Crawdads Sing – a drama film based on the novel of the same name by Delia Owens
It is scheduled to be released on June 24, 2022.