The Breakthrough Brits are the next generation of UK talent
If you're wondering who is going to be the next big thing in television and film next year, allow us to help. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (put simply, BAFTA) has just named 20 promising stars of the film, TV and games industries as its Breakthrough Brits of 2019.
These future talents in the entertainment industry will be celebrated with a special event, conducted in partnership with Netflix, on 7 November. They'll also be driven to the event in an Audi and put up in Bulgari London Hotel. Fancy.
But perhaps more importantly, winners will receive one-to-one mentoring and career guidance, as well as access to BAFTA events and networking opportunities in the UK and internationally.
Since its launch in 2013, BAFTA Breakthrough Brits has championed over 100 talented newcomers, including actors Josh O’Connor - who stars in The Crown's season four as Prince Charles - and Black Mirror's Malachi Kirby.
The full list of BAFTA Breakthrough Brits in 2019 is:
Abubakar Salim - Actor (Raised By Wolves)
Chance Perdomo - Actor (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
Chris Cox - Art Director (Ordia)
Coco Jackson - Producer (Dancing On Ice)
Daniel Dewsbury - Director (The Mighty Redcar)
Gemma Langford - Writer / Indie Games Studio Manager (Overcooked 2)
Jen Kenwood - Producer (Pure)
Kayleigh Llewellyn - Writer (In My Skin)
Kirstie Swain - Writer (Pure)
Laurie Nunn - Screenwriter (Sex Education)
Lesleyann White - Principal Quality Analyst (Sunless Skies)
Liam de Valmency - Senior Principal Programmer (Dreams)
Luke Hull - Production Designer (Chernobyl)
Oliver Kassman - Producer (Saint Maud)
Rose Glass - Director / Writer (Saint Maud)
Sarah Brocklehurst - Producer (Animals)
Simon McMahon - Film Editor (For Sama)
Stella Corradi - Director (Trigonometry)
Vicky Knight - Actor (Dirty God)
Niamh Algar - Actor (Calm with Horses)
We look forward to seeing what these stars do next.
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