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Screen unveils 2012 UK Stars of Tomorrow

Screen International is today unveiling the rising filmmakers and actors selected for its 2012 Stars of Tomorrow.

This is the ninth year of Screen’s UK Stars of Tomorrow, and past selections include Robert Pattinson, Dominic Cooper, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield.

This year’s actors are:

Samantha Barks
Paul Brannigan
Lenora Crichlow
Karla Crome
Iain de Caestecker
James Floyd
Trystan Gravelle
Tom Harries
Aiysha Hart
Tom Holland
George MacKay
Nico Mirallegro
Daniel Rigby
Ashley Thomas
Elliott Tittensor
Yusra Warsama
Letitia Wright

The filmmaking talents are:

Jessica and Henrietta Ashworth, screenwriters
Mahalia Belo, writer-director
Fyzal Boulifa, writer-director
Dominic Buchanan, producer
Henry Darke, writer-director
Stuart Earl, composer
Ruth Fowler, writer
Mustapha Kseibati, writer-director
Annemarie Lean- Vercoe, cinematographer
David Leon, actor-writer-director
William McGregor, writer-director
Jamie Stone, writer-director
Kibwe Tavares, writer-director
Daniel Wolfe, writer-director

The issue also includes 2012 Stars interviewing directors Simon Curtis and Pete Travis and producer Rebecca O’Brien. Also, the feature includes an update of what 2011 Stars are doing now.

Writer Fionnuala Halligan, who selected the Stars and interviewed each of them, said: “more and more names are submitted every year for inclusion in Stars of Tomorrow and it’s always a surprise to see for yourself just how much young talent is out there - we could have filled several magazines over, and the choice was hard. I think this year’s Stars of Tomorrow are very representative of Britain’s future film-makers and stars both in terms of where they have come from and where they want to go, and I look forward to following up with them and seeing how they progress.”

Screen Editor Mike Goodridge added: “This year’s Stars Of Tomorrow feature is a great read. It gives a snapshot of these amazing new actors, writers and filmmakers while also offering a broad picture of production in the UK today as well. Our Stars curator Fionnuala Halligan has done an amazing job, and I’d also like to thank our contributing experts Simon Curtis, Rebecca O’Brien and Pete Travis for their generous insights.”

To read the feature in PDF, please click here.

Readers' comments (1)

  • Iain de Caestecker has just come off the back of playing lead in a major BBC three-parter, Paul Brannigan is the lead in Ken Loach's "The Angels' Share" - need I continue. Watch films & TV - it helps. :-)

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