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ACTOR: 22-year-old Dubliner Barry Keoghan has an unmistakable intensity, whether it be seen on TV’s Love/Hate, briefly glimpsed in the feature ’71 (he also has a small role in Trespass Against Us), or bigger turns in indies Norfolk and Rebecca Daly’s upcoming Mammal, in which he takes the lead opposite Rachel Griffiths (“It was a challenging part, to be honest,” he says).
ACTOR: Having made her mark on the small screen, 25-year-old Adelayo Adedayo would like to break through on film.
ACTOR: As a child, Nicholas Galitzine had his heart set on a professional rugby career. He was in the top-league Harlequins Academy when an injury led to him “falling a little bit out of love with rugby. It was tough because, when I lost that, I lost my escape from mundane school life. That’s why I turned to drama and music.”
ACTOR: Matteo Garrone’s medieval fairytale extravaganza Tale Of Tales held many surprises when it premiered at Cannes in May. One of them was London schoolgirl Bebe Cave, previously unknown and cast by Jina Jay in a role that escalated to take over the film’s final section.
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