Captain America star Hayley Atwell joined actors Joe Cole and Jason Flemyng to join the jury to make the upcoming talent shortlist for the EE Rising Star Awards.
His award is the only category at the public-voted Bafta Film Awards and previous winners include Bukky Bakray, Michael Ward, Letitia Wright, Kristen Stewart, Daniel Kaluuya, John Boyega and Tom Hardy.
Headed by Bafta film committee chair Anna Higgs, the jury panel also includes casting directors Lucy Bevan and Leo Davis, as well as other industry experts.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels star Flemyng said: “I am delighted to be a part of the selection process of this year’s EE Rising Star Award nominees.
“There are some incredible candidates to choose from and it hasn’t been easy, but I believe we’ve picked five actors who are truly unique and incredibly deserving.
“It feels like just yesterday I got my first big break and it’s rewarding to be able to realize these rising actors are at the cusp of something very special in their respective careers. their. I can’t wait to see who will take home the award next year.”
Cole is known for his roles in the television series Gangs Of London and Sky’s Peaky Blinders, while Atwell’s credits include co-starring Tom Cruise in the Mission: Impossible series.
The EE Rising Star Award, won last year by No Time To Die actress Lashana Lynch, was created to honor the late casting director, Mary Selway, who worked with the likes of Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood.
Selway’s long list of credits also includes Out Of Africa, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Notting Hill, and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
Richard E Grant was discovered by her through his role in Withnail And I, which set him on the path to stardom.
Recalling Selway, Flemyng told the PA news agency: “When I was in drama school, there were actors who were liked and then there were actors who were not.
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“And Mary Selway, for whom the award was set up, was this incredible selection director who judged in a contest when I was in drama school, to send a boy and a girl Students from each drama school came to Russia to study in Moscow. Art Theater.
“And she chose me and so this is an incredible circle for me because without Mary, I wouldn’t be here.”
The shortlist for the EE Rising Star Award will be announced in January 2023.
“The core purpose of Bafta is all about nurturing emerging talent and celebrating excellence,” said Higgs. That’s why we’re excited to continue our long-standing partnership with EE and EE’s Rising Star Award, the only Bafta category voted on by the public.
“We have another excellent list of nominees this year, following in the footsteps of extraordinary talent.”
The 2023 Bafta Film Awards will take place on 19 February 2023 at the Royal Festival Hall of the Southbank Centre.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/hayley-atwell-joe-cole-and-jason-flemyng-on-rising-star-award-jury-panel-42128063.html Hayley Atwell, Joe Cole and Jason Flemyng on the rising star awards jury