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2015 UK Stars of Tomorrow Announced by BFI London Film Festival and Screen International

2015 UK Stars of Tomorrow Announced by BFI London Film Festival and Screen International

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The BFI London Film Festival and Screen International have now unveiled their list of 2015’s Stars of Tomorrow, featuring the year’s newest and most exciting actors, directors, writers and producers from the UK and Ireland. 

The Stars of Tomorrow will be showcased at this month’s London Film Festival, which lasts October 8-17. All of the figures listed below will also be the special guests at an exclusive industry dinner during the festival, hosted by British Council and the Casting Society of America (CSA). Previous Stars of Tomorrow have included Carey Mulligan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne and Emily Blunt.

Screen International’s Chief Film Critic Fionnuala Halligan selected the Stars of Tomorrow with the help of agents, managers, producers and directors. The final list was shortened down from over 200 names. 

The list includes:

Adelayo Adedayo, actor, “Gone Too Far!” (LFF 2013), “Unlocked”

Aleem Khan, writer-director, “Three Brothers,” “After Love” 

Alex Lawther, actor, a UK Critics’ Circle young British performer of “The Imitation Game,” “Departure” (LFF 2015)

Andy Brunskill, producer, “Phone Book,””Wondervogel” and “Girl at the Lion d’Or” 

Barry Keoghan, actor, “’71,” “Norfolk,” “Trespass Against Us,” “I Want to be Like You”

Bebe Cave, actor, “Tale of Tales,” “The Audience,” “Cider With Rosie”

Ben Aston, director, “Russian Roulette”

Ben Hardy, actor, “X-Men: Apocalypse”

Billy Howle, actor, “The Sense of an Ending,” “Glue,” “The Seagull”

Brian Vernel, actor, “The Casual Vacancy,” “Future Conditional Barbarians”

Charlie Covell, writer, “Burn, Burn, Burn,” “Murky Water”

Charlie Heaton, actor, “Shut In”

Charlotte Spencer, actor, “Glue,” “Stephen Ward,” “Bypass” (LFF 2014)

Dan Kokotajlo, writer-director, “Apostasy,” “Prefect”

Daniel Emmerson, producer, “Assassin’s Creed,” “Robot & Scarecrow,” “The Kitchen,” “Calm with Horses”

Ellie Bamber, actor, “Pride and Prejudice And Zombies,” “Nocturnal Animals”

Emily Morgan, producer, “Invention”

Farhana Bhula, producer, “Mr. Chartwell,” “The Indian Job,” “Strays”

Faye Marsay, actor, “One’s Love,” “Nina,” “Doctor Who,” “Game of Thrones,” “Pride”

Jess Barden, actor, “The Lobster,” “Tamara Drewe,” “Hanna,” “Far From the Madding Crowd”

Joe Alwyn, actor, “Billy Lynn’s Halftime Walk,” “The Sense of an Ending”

Jorn Threlfall, writer-director, “Over” 

Joy Wilkinson, writer, “Killer Résumé,” “Enter the Dragons”

Marnie Dickens, writer, “Thirteen, Forty Elephants,” “Kit and Nim and Seacole”

Matthew Orton, writer, “Clean and Reason of State”

Naomi Scott, singer, songwriter and actor, “Lemonade Mouth,” “Terra Nova,” “The 33”

Nicholas Galitzine, actor, “The Beat Beneath My Feet,” “High Strung and Handsome Devils”

Nick Rowland, writer-director, “Dancing in the Ashes,” “Out of Sight,” “Slap and Group B – Cuffs”

Oscar Sharp, writer-director, “The Karman Line Randle is Benign,” “The Robber and Andy Brunskill”

Osy Ikhile, actor, “In The Heart of the Sea,” “Jet Trash,” “Beautiful Devils and Tarzan”

Rachna Suri, director, “Our Lad”

Rick Galazka, writer, “Matinee Idol”

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