Ritu Arya is one of the most talented and charming up-and-coming actresses working in the film industry. The English actress made her debut in the British soap opera Doctors as Dr. Megan Sharma, for which she was nominated for a British Soap Award. She went on to star in multiple big projects like Netflix’s superhero series The Umbrella Academy and recently the global hit film Barbie. So, if you love Arya’s performances here are the 10 best movies and shows starring Ritu Arya that should be on your watchlist.
10. Sticks and Stones (Prime Video Add-On & BritBox)
Synopsis: After fainting at a sales pitch, manager Thomas finds himself in a pot of mess that stirring will only make it worse. Have his colleagues deliberately planned all the malicious acts, or has he hallucinated the whole thing?
9. Last Christmas (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: From director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Emma Thompson (Bridget Jones’s Baby) comes a heartfelt romantic comedy inspired by the unforgettable music of George Michael. Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) stars as Kate, who works as an elf at a year-round holiday shop. Kate faces an endless streak of bad luck and poor decision-making until she meets Tom (Henry Golding, Crazy Rich Asians), a kind-hearted man with a mysterious past who challenges her cynical world view. It seems like nothing can keep this mismatched couple together, but sometimes you gotta listen to your heart…and you gotta have faith.
8. Red Notice (Netflix)
Synopsis: When an Interpol-issued Red Notice — the highest level warrant to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted— goes out, the FBI’s top profiler John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson) is on the case. His global pursuit finds him smack dab in the middle of a daring heist where he’s forced to partner with the world’s greatest art thief Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds) in order to catch the world’s most wanted art thief, “The Bishop” (Gal Gadot). The high-flying adventure that ensues takes the trio around the world, across the dance floor, trapped in a secluded prison, into the jungle and, worst of all for them, constantly into each other’s company. The all star cast is joined by Ritu Arya and Chris Diamantopolous. Directed and written by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, Skyscraper) and produced by Hiram Garcia, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions, Beau Flynn’s Flynn Picture Co. and Thurber’s Bad Version, Inc., Red Notice is a stylish globe-trotting game of cat-and-mouse (and cat).
7. The Stranger (Netflix)
Synopsis: Adam Price is a happily married father of two whose life is turned upside-down after a stranger tells him a secret about his wife. The revelation catapults him into a world of danger.
6. Polite Society (Peacock & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: A merry mash up of sisterly affection, parental disappointment and bold action, POLITE SOCIETY follows martial artist-in-training Ria Khan who believes she must save her older sister Lena from her impending marriage. After enlisting the help of her friends, Ria attempts to pull off the most ambitious of all wedding heists in the name of independence and sisterhood.
5. Feel Good (Netflix)
Synopsis: Mae & George’s complicated love story continues as Mae struggles to come to terms with the ghosts from her past and George tries to reinvent her present. Can they grow together or will they grow apart?
4. Daphne (Prime Video, Peacock & MGM+)
Synopsis: Daphne is a young woman negotiating the tricky business of modern life. Caught in the daily rush of her restaurant job and a nightlife kaleidoscope of new faces, she is witty, funny, the life of the party. Too busy to realise that deep down she is not happy.
When she saves the life of a shopkeeper stabbed in a failed robbery, the impenetrable armour she wears to protect herself begins to crack, and Daphne is forced to confront the inevitability of a much-needed change in her life.
3. Barbie (In Theaters)
Synopsis: To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken.
2. The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
Synopsis: On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse. The Umbrella Academy is based on the comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics.
1. Humans (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: What makes us human? Can a synthetic creation ever think and feel the way we do? And if so, what do we do about it? Set in a parallel present, the series explores what happens when the line between human and machine becomes blurred. And as the emerging form of intelligent life – the synths – and an established one – humanity – fight for their places in the world, a thrilling multi-stranded narrative evolves which to asks a question with earth-shattering implications: who has the right to determine what it means to be alive? Featuring a top-class cast including Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman- Hill, Colin Morgan, Gemma Chan, Ivanno Jeremiah, Emily Berrington, Ruth Bradley and Neil Maskell, Humans is a riveting look at a question that gets just a little less hypothetical every day.