It is a sign of her blossoming talent that Kaya Scodelario has graduated from minor character in the first two series of Channel 4's teen series Skins to a lead. But if she is fazed by the transition, this 16- year-old does not show it. 'It's very exciting and a big responsibility, but I like pushing myself,' says the actor, who is shooting the series until November. That confidence got her noticed during her first audition two years ago. 'She had a striking, photogenic look and a bubbly personality,' recalls Skins producer Chris Clough, 'but also a mature outlook even at 14.' Scodelario has also completed Duncan Jones' Moon, with Sam Rockwell. 'It was a massive learning experience and showed me how different film is to TV,' she says.

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