Thursday, June 30, 2011

Screen International Stars of Tomorrow 2011

Congratulations to some fantastic young British actors announced today as Screen International Star's of Tomorrow, including some Screenterrier favourites:

John Boyega, who starred in Joe Cornish's Attack the Block, and has since signed with agent CAA in LA.

Georgia King, set to star opposite Michelle Ryan and Harry Treadaway in Matthias Hoene’s London-set Cockneys vs Zombies.

Douglas Booth. No surprises here with with Douglas's career on a meteoric rise. He played the young Boy George in Worried About the Boy, stars in forthcoming feature LOL with Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore and has recently been announced as Pip in the BBC’s forthcoming Great Expectations. He will also play Romeo in Carlo Carlei’s Romeo and Juliet shooting later this year. 

The 22-year-old actor-writer Joe Cole came up through the National Youth Theatre (NYT) — “I did it for a bit of fun,” says the London native. “School hadn’t worked out for me; I didn’t have great expectations.” Joe was in the Stanley Park pilot which sadly didn't get picked up the UK, and was recently seen in ITV drama Injustice.

Newcomer Elliot Knight also makes the list. There was a UK-wide casting process for the title role in Sinbad, Sky 1 TV’s 2012 drama that seemed to involve every agent in the country. Finally, after a few false starts, came the news: unknown Birmingham-born actor Elliot Knight had landed the role, and he's currently in Malta filming the 13-episode series.

19 year old Toby Regbo, still simmering under the radar at the moment after playing young Nemo in Jaco Van Dormael’s Mr Nobodyat the moment, but set to hit our screens this Christmas starring as Jim Hawkins in Sky1's Treasure Ireland.

Alexandra Roach, who was a regular on Welsh TV soap Pobol Y Cwm from the age of 11 to 18, Alexandra graduated from RADA last year and has since picked up some great roles, including a young Maggie Thatcher, and Trap for Cinderella.

Other actors who've made the list are Game of Thrones and Sirens star Richard Madden, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Daniel Sharman, Joshua Bowman, MyAnna Buring, Phoebe Fox, Robert Emms, Sebastian Armesto, Tom Cullen and Vanessa Kirby.

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, Screen’s writer and film critic who compiles the list.

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