Arsher Ali spent most of the year at the Royal Shakespeare Company in The Merchant Of Venice, The Taming Of The Shrew and The Tragedy Of Thomas Hobbs.

Following his starring role in The Kite Runner, Khalid Abdalla has just completed Paul Greengrass' Green Zone.

Gemma Arterton won acclaim for her film debut St Trinian's and has since snagged a major role in Sony/Eon's next Bond film, Quantum Of Solace. She has also filmed ITV's Lost In Austen and Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla, and is now shooting the BBC's Tess Of The D'Urbervilles.

Now on screens worldwide as Prince Caspian, in the last year Ben Barnes has shot Stephan Elliott's Easy Virtue alongside Jessica Biel, Colin Firth and Kristin Scott Thomas and is now making Oliver Parker's Dorian Gray. He is set to start filming The Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader in October.

Matthew Beard, who appeared in And When Did You Last See Your Father', has since filmed Beeban Kidron's Hippie Hippie Shake and Lone Scherfig's An Education.

After a role in Playtone and Walden Media's family fantasy City Of Ember, Lucinda Dryzek starred opposite Kenneth Branagh in the BBC's Countdown To War and is now starring in the BBC TV series Parents Of The Band.

Rasmus Hardiker has filmed new TV series of Saxondale and Lead Balloon.

Felicity Jones has just completed filming Stephen Frears' adaptation of the Colette novel Cheri in France and Germany, and will soon be seen as Cordelia Flyte in Julian Jarrold's Brideshead Revisited.

Andrew Garfield won the best TV actor Bafta for Channel 4's Boy A and will soon be seen in Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus.

Following Richard Attenborough's Closing The Ring, Martin McCann has filmed Second World War series The Pacific for DreamWorks and HBO.

Hannah Murray has done a second series of Channel 4's Skins and was recently on stage in Polly Stenham's That Face.

After the award-winning BBC TV series Cranford and Working Title's Wild Child, Kimberley Nixon has shot Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging and Easy Virtue.

Tom Payne completed Waterloo Road for the BBC and is now shooting Wuthering Heights for ITV.

Matt Smith starred in the Bafta-winning series The Street and has just completed a second run in Polly Stenham's play That Face.

After Peter Kosminsky's Britz, Manjinder Virk starred on stage in Free Outgoing at the Royal Court in London, filmed Smita Bhide's The Blue Tower due for release later this year and has been developing the romantic comedy Soulmate with Neil Biswas.

After starring as Marianne Dashwood in the BBC TV drama Sense And Sensibility, Charity Wakefield starred in the BBC's Casualty 1907 and will soon shoot Liana Marabini's Vivaldi.

Kierston Wareing was nominated for a Bafta for her performance in Ken Loach's It's A Free World. She is now shooting Roberto Faenza's The Case Of The Unfaithful Klara and will star in Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank.


Johnny Barrington finished his third short, Terra Firma, and has funding from Film4 and the Ukfc for his feature debut, Gus.

Peter Baynton's Over The Hill won prizes around the world including best British animation at the Edinburgh International Film Festival last year. He is now developing the short Stanley Staylate: The Man Who Forgot while working for Tandem Films.

Alecky Blythe is working on the stage play The Girlfriend Experience, which opens at the Royal Court in September.

Hope Dickson Leach's feature English Rose was selected for the Berlinale Talent Project Market. She is now developing Morning Echo for the Ukfc's Digital Pulse Plus.

Richard Fenwick joined Conspiracy Media in the US and is developing a number of projects with Conspiracy and onedotzero producer Shane Walter. He is now shooting the short Albert Landers for the BBC.

Jeanie Finlay has completed her documentary Goth Cruise for the US's Independent Film Channel.

Deborah Haywood has shot her second short, Tender, co-produced by Tina Pawlik.

Screenwriter Peter Harness' Is There Anybody There' was filmed in late 2007 starring Michael Caine. His Frankie Howerd drama, Rather You Than Me, has been screened on the BBC, and he is writing two films about the Battle of Hastings for Channel 4.

Producers Anna Higgs and Gavin Humphries are in pre-production on UK horror Room 9, written by Ben Sedley, and are putting together finance for Leah Meyerhoff's Unicorns. They are also the UK producers of feature documentary The People Vs George Lucas.

Stephen Leslie is writing a sci-fi script for Working Title.

Mat Kirkby is developing his debut feature The Liars' Club at Big Talk Productions.

Zam Salim is working on the feature Laid Off backed by Scottish Screen and the Ukfc.

Adam Smith is directing the BBC's prestige drama series Little Dorrit.

Zoe Stewart produced Hush which sold extensively at Cannes in May. She is developing Mark Tonderai's follow-up I Die At Midnight with Warp Films, as well as Storage with Tonderai and Noel Clarke.

Jack Thorne's debut Scouting Book For Boys starts shooting in September, directed by Tom Harper and backed by Celador. He is now developing an improvised film for the BBC about Down's Syndrome.