Bafta tips UK talent for success

 Joe Cornish, Talulah Riley and Tom Hughes

Joe Cornish, Talulah Riley and Tom Hughes are among those on the list More than 40 emerging talents have been named “Brits to Watch” by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Tom Hughes, from BBC drama Silk, and Talulah Riley, seen in the St Trinian’s films, are among the 42 names featured.

Comedian Joe Cornish, who made his film directing debut this year with Attack the Block, is also included.

The “Brits to Watch” will be celebrated at a black-tie event in Los Angeles on 9 July, to be attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Actors on the list include Jessica Brown Findlay, the eye-catching young star of British coming-of-age drama Albatross, and Skins actor Daniel Kaluuya – who won Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle newcomer awards for the play Sucker Punch.

Harry Lloyd, soon to be seen as the young Denis Thatcher in Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady, also features, as does Juno Temple – the actress daughter of British film-maker Julien.

Gareth Edwards, whose low-budget sci-fi film Monsters was critically acclaimed last year, joins a list that includes animators, visual effects artists and video games designers.

According to Bafta, those chosen are not “complete beginners” but people who have “already begun to show real promise”.

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