The star of How I Live Now and For Those In Peril will be feted at the Berlinale alongside stars of Waltz for Monica, Kon-Tiki and Beyond the Hills among others.
The 10 European Shooting Stars for 2014 have been announced. They are:
- Danica Curcic, Denmark
- Maria Dragus, Germany
- Miriam Karlkvist, Italy
- Marwan Kenzari, the Netherlands
- Jakob Oftebro, Norway
- Mateusz Kościukewicz, Poland
- Cosmina Stratan, Romania
- Nikola Rakocevic, Serbia
- Edda Magnason, Sweden
- George MacKay, UK
Selected from a shortlist of 24 nominating European member countries by European Film Promotion (EFP), the stars will be feted at the Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 6-16).
All those selected are introduced to influential casting directors, agents, directors, producers and international media across a weekend of scheduled profile-raising events, which culminate in a ceremony at the Berlinale Palast, where each young actor receives a Shooting Stars award.
The upcoming talent includes UK actor George MacKay, who starred in For Those In Peril, post-apocalyptic drama How I Live Now and Proclaimers musical Sunshine On Leith.
Sweden’s Edda Magnason is known for her role in Per Fly’s Waltz For Monica; Norway’s Jakob Oftebro has starred in Kon-Tiki, Victoria and The Hidden Child; and Romania’s Cosmina Stratan is best known for her performance in Cristian Mungiu’s Beyond the Hills.