Talents chosen this year include Julian Fellowes’ new Romeo and an actor handpicked by Steven Spielberg; plus filmmakers shooting features with Idris Elba and Tom Hardy. Full list revealed here.
Screen International has revealed its annual UK Stars of Tomorrow, our picks of the hottest rising talents in UK actors, writers and directors.
Through hundreds of interviews with UK industry insiders, Screen’s writer and film critic Fionnuala Halligan has chosen the 30 new actors, directors and writers generating buzz in the UK in 2011. This annual feature is a must-read for all Hollywood agents and casting directors.
The actors include Julian Fellowes’ new Romeo, a Cannes breakout actress, The Iron Lady’s young Margaret Thatcher, Attack The Block’s biggest breakout star, an actor who caught Steven Spielberg’s eye, a Matt Lucas collaborator and one of Twilight’s new vampires.
The filmmakers include a music video veteran who worked with The Prodigy, a director working on a big conspiracy thriller, filmmakers collaborating with Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy, a Brit List-awarded writer, a BAFTA nominee, a director with an LFF-bound world premiere, and a writer with a feature set up with an Oscar-winning producer.
Previous Screen International Stars of Tomorrow include Robert Pattinson, Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, Rebecca Hall, Dominic Cooper, Gemma Arterton, as well as Sam Claflin, presently appearing in Pirates Of The Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides, Luke Evans, who will this year be seen as one of The Three Musketeers and as Zeus in Immortals, and Gwyneth Keyworth, the break-out young star of the BBC’s Case Histories.
“The UK is an exciting melting pot of new talent, and this year’s Stars of Tomorrow demonstrate the full range of what is out there just waiting to break out. While they may illustrate different aspects of the industry, and may be at different stages of their careers, all our stars have one thing in common: they’re about to make a giant leap, and it all starts here,” said Fionnuala Halligan.
“As usual, our UK Stars Of Tomorrow comprise a dazzling, diverse group of talented young actors and filmmakers who will go on to do great things,” added Mike Goodridge, editor of Screen International. “As our Stars from years past have proved, golden futures here and in Hollywood await those who make it. In the year of The King’s Speech, when British cinema is at a high premium, we are excited to present the next generation of faces and names who will represent the nation on the world’s cinema screens.”
The list of Stars is below; for the full report including profiles and photos of each talent, along with mentor Q&As with the likes of Alan Parker, as well as an update on the class of 2010, please click here.
Screen International Stars of Tomorrow 2011 Actors
Screen International Stars of Tomorrow 2011 Filmmakers
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