Daisy Edgar-Jones

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Daisy Edgar-Jones

UK actor Daisy Edgar-Jones, star of Sony’s summer release Where The Crawdads Sing, will receive the Leopard Club award at the 75th Locarno Film Festival (August 3 - 13).

The former Screen UK & Ireland Star of Tomorrow broke out in 2020 with her role in Element Pictures’ TV series Normal People. 

Edgar-Jones will be presented with the honour on August 6 at the Piazza Grande before a special screening of Bill Buckhurst’s Pond Life, Edgar-Jones’ debut feature film. 

The actor most recently stars in Olivia Newman’s Where The Crawdads Sing which will also screen at Locarno as well as being released in UK cinemas tomorrow (July 22).

Named after the festival’s official supporting partner, the Leopard Club award celebrates an actor’s career and talents. Previous recipients include Hilary Swank, Meg Ryan and Adrien Brody.

Further honorees at Locarno this year include Aaron Taylor-Johnson who will receive the Excellence award.