This morning at BAFTA headquarters the shortlisted nominees for the EE Rising Star Award 2013 were announced.
The award, the only one to be voted for by the British public, celebrates actors and actresses who have to-date shown exceptional talent and are hotly anticipated to be the bright stars of future cinema.
And this year’s nominees are;
No longer simply recognised as the younger sister of sartorial style icons and twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, Elizabeth, has forged a career in her very own right. Taking the 2011 Sundance festival by storm, featuring in Martha Marcy May Marlene and Silent House. She has most recently finished a Spike Lee remake of Oldboy.
Roles in Never Let Me Go, Brighton Rock and Happy Go Lucky set Andrea off as the silverscreen’s one-to-watch. She recently finished filming opposite Tom Cruise in Oblivion, released in April of this eyar.
With no previous acting experience, Sharma was plucked from obscurity and a middle class life lived with his family in the suburbs of South Delhi, and chosen out of 3,000 hopefuls to sar in Ang Lee’s 3D epic, Life of Pi. Lee described Suraj as a “gift from god” and a “great actor in a past life”.
Firmly establishing herself as one of the most current and versatile young actresses around thanks to a role in Notes on a Scandal, Temple made a splash in the BAFTA and Oscar-winning film Atonement and most recently in Killer Joe.
Ballet dancer turned actress, Swedish born Alicia made her debut in Lisa Langseth’s Pure followed by two major roles, starring opposite Keira Knightley and Jude Law in Anna Karenina and the period drama A Royal Affair with Mads Mikkelson.
Voting is now available to the public. To vote for free head to ee.co.uk/bafta
The winner will be announced at the EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 10 February 2013