Pugh made her professional acting debut in the mystery feature "The Falling" (2014), followed by the lead in the indie drama "Lady Macbeth" (2016), winning her a 'British Independent Film Award' for 'Best Actress'.
Pugh portrayed 'Elizabeth de Burgh' in the Netflix historical film "Outlaw King" (2018), played the wrestler 'Paige' in the sports feature "Fighting with My Family", followed by the features "Midsommar" and as 'Amy March' in "Little Women".
"When I left school, I was very aware that I needed to work hard straight away," said Pugh about her acting career. "You have to attack it and I knew people wouldn't understand how much I wanted it.
"I was very much on a personal mission and I put my whole life on hold until my career got going.