Sot 2016 covers

Source: Screen International

2016 was the 13th edition of Screen Stars Of Tomorrow, which highlights up-and-coming actors, writers, directors and producers who will be making waves in the years to come.

Stars of Tomorrow editor Fionnuala Halligan curates the line-up after considering hundreds of candidates and consulting with industry experts including casting agents, talent agents, managers, producers and directors. This year for the first time, the initiative was open to general submissions.

The 2016 selection includes Josh O’Connor, who won a best actor BIFA for God’s Own Country and will play Prince Charles in series 3 of Netflix’s The Crown; Florence Pugh, who won best actress at the same BIFAs for her Lady Macbeth performance, and now leads Park Chan-wook’s The Little Drummer Girl; and Fionn Whitehead, who lead Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk in 2017 and co-starred with Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci in The Children Act.


  • Florence Pugh
  • Morfydd Clark
  • Barney Harris
  • Tom Taylor
  • Jodie Comer
  • Josh O’Connor
  • Arnold Oceng
  • Hannah John-Kamen
  • Leah Harvey
  • Sope Dirisu
  • Sennia Nanua
  • Anthony Boyle
  • Eleanor Worthington-Cox
  • Fionn Whitehead
  • Molly Windsor


  • Len Rowles, producer
  • Chris Urch, writer
  • Billy Lumby, writer-director
  • Eva Riley, writer-director
  • Rob Watson, producer
  • Kate Herron, writer-director
  • Toby Fell-Holden, writer-director
  • Brady Hood, writer-director
  • Melissa Iqbal, writer
  • Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, producer
  • Sam Yates, director
  • Yaw Basoah, producer
  • Joe Murtagh, writer