Rising Stars- Ones to Watch in 2017 (up-and-coming actors)

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“ The Get Down/ Baywatch/ The Greatest Showman/ Aquaman ” - syd_reeses_pieces
Fionn Whitehead
Actor, Dunkirk
From a family of Londoners, Fionn Whitehead was born and raised in Richmond Upon Thames, Surrey (South east of England and also one of the home counties bordering Greater London). He is the son of Tim and Linda Whitehead, and has two sisters, Maisie and Hattie, and a younger brother, Sonny. Maisie, the eldest of the four...
“ Dunkirk ” - syd_reeses_pieces
Tom Bateman
Actor, Snatched
Tom was born in 1989, to two teachers, one of fourteen children and has a twin brother. Brought up in Jericho in Oxford he attended Cherwell School before joining the National Youth Theatre and enrolling at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where he was awarded the Leverhulme Scholarship...
“ Murder on the Orient Express ” - syd_reeses_pieces
“ The Favourite ” - syd_reeses_pieces
Callum Turner
Callum was born in London and grew up on a Chelsea estate - he is a huge Chelsea football fan - where, he claimed in a 2014 interview, "I learned more from films than I did through life itself." Six foot two tall, he decided to go into acting at age eighteen taking some courses and working as a model for Burberry...
“ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 ” - syd_reeses_pieces
James Norton
James Norton was born in 1985 to two teachers and has a younger sister who is a doctor. Growing up in North Yorkshire he espoused acting at a very early age - playing Joseph in his primary school nativity play aged five - and, after leaving Ampleforth College he did work experience at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough...
“ Flatliners/ Hampstead ” - syd_reeses_pieces
“ Dunkirk ” - syd_reeses_pieces
“ Dunkirk/ The Killing of a Sacred Deer ” - syd_reeses_pieces
Jack Lowden
Actor, Dunkirk
Rising star Jack Lowden grew up in the Scottish Borders. He graduated from the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2011. He has had enormous success on stage in leading roles, including his performance as Oswald in Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts", for which he won both the Ian Charleson...
“ Dunkirk ” - syd_reeses_pieces
Kevin Guthrie
Actor, Dunkirk
Born in Neilston, East Renfewshire, Scotland, Kevin attended PACE Theatre Company as a youngster and decided at a relatively young age to try Acting. He trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama. In 2013 Kevin was cast in the lead role as Ally in Dexter Fletcher's Sunshine on Leith. In 2014 Kevin was cast as lead...
“ Dunkirk ” - syd_reeses_pieces
“ Dunkirk ” - syd_reeses_pieces
Billy Howle
Actor, Dunkirk
Billy Howle was born in Stoke-On-Trent, to a schoolteacher mother and a father who teaches at Kent University, the second of four sons. His older brother, Sam, is a graphic designer. Despite his parents' academic backgrounds, Billy has said that he was not interested in further education, and worked instead at the local Stephen Joseph theatre...
“ The Seagull ” - syd_reeses_pieces
George MacKay
George MacKay was born 13 March, 1992 in Hammersmith, London, England, to Kim Baker, a costume designer, and Paul Christopher MacKay, a stage/lighting manager. His father is Australian. At the age of ten, George was scouted to audition for a role in the family feature, Peter Pan. He quickly landed the part of Curly...
“ Ghost Stories/ Ophelia/ Marrowbone/ Where Hands Touch ” - syd_reeses_pieces
Alex Lawther
Alex Lawther was born in Petersfield, Hampshire, England in 1995. He is mainly known for his role portraying as the young Alan Turing in the film, The Imitation Game (2014). For playing such a role as that, he won the London Film Critics' Circle Award for "Young British Performer of the Year" in January of 2015...
“ Goodbye Christopher Robin/ Ghost Stories ” - syd_reeses_pieces
“ Viena and Fantomes/ American Made/ Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri/ Welcome the Stranger/ Friday's Child ” - syd_reeses_pieces
“ Lady Bird/ Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri ” - syd_reeses_pieces
Nicholas Hamilton
Actor, It
With a wisdom beyond his years, Nicholas has worked constantly throughout his teens. He plays Henry Bowers in horror remake "IT", based on the acclaimed Stephen King novel and will also appear in the forthcoming "Dark Tower", starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba. Other feature credits include Captain Fantastic...
“ It/ The Dark Tower ” - syd_reeses_pieces
Jaeden Lieberher
Actor, It
Jaeden Lieberher was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Angela Martell and Wes Lieberher, an executive chef. In 2011, at the age of eight, he moved with his mother across the country to Los Angeles. He never expected that this adventure would lead him into a life of acting. Without any acting classes or training and shortly after arriving in Los Angeles...
“ It/ Book of Henry ” - syd_reeses_pieces
“ It/ Geostorm ” - syd_reeses_pieces
“ Geostorm/ Tomb Raider ” - syd_reeses_pieces
“ Black Panther ” - syd_reeses_pieces
Atandwa Kani
Atandwa Kani is a Naledi Award winning South African film and theatre actor. He is the son of celebrated South African actor and Tony Award winner John Kani. He made his international stage debut in The Tempest at the Royal Shakespeare Company where he played Ariel alongside his father (Caliban) and Sir Anthony Sher (Prospero)...
“ Black Panther ” - syd_reeses_pieces
Dacre Montgomery
Dacre was born in 1994 in Perth, Western Australia. His mother is Canadian and his father is a New Zealander. At the time of his birth both of his parents were working in the film industry and he spent many hours during his childhood on film sets where he developed a love of acting. At the age of 10...
“ Stranger Things Season 2 ” - syd_reeses_pieces
“ The Darkest Minds ” - syd_reeses_pieces
Harris Dickinson
Actor, Beach Rats
Harris Dickinson is an Actor, Writer and Director living in London. His Passion for Performing started at a young age attending Raw Academy. In March 2014, Harris performed Pauline McLynn's 'Angels' At the National Theatre, Southbank. After being funded to write and direct his first short film at a young age; his portfolio continues to grow.
“ The Darkest Minds ” - syd_reeses_pieces
“ Tomb Raider/ Ready Player One ” - syd_reeses_pieces
“ Black Panther/ Ready Player One ” - syd_reeses_pieces
Kiersey Clemons
Actress, Flashpoint
An undeniable talent on the rise, actress and musician Kiersey Clemons has quickly become known for the diverse and captivating characters she has brought to life on screen. It was recently announced that Clemons will be starring as Iris West in the upcoming Warner Bros film THE FLASH, where she will appear alongside Ezra Miller...
“ The Flash/ Justice League ” - syd_reeses_pieces
Zazie Beetz
Actress, Atlanta
“ Geostorm/ Deadpool 2 ” - syd_reeses_pieces
“ Wonder Woman/ Justice League ” - syd_reeses_pieces
Angourie Rice
Actress, The Nice Guys
From a creative family, Angourie began her career in Perth, Western Australia with several short films and national television commercials. She first came to industry attention with her work on Zak Hilditch's short film Transmission. Angourie traveled with the film to a number of festivals including the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and was awarded Best Actor at the St...
“ The Beguiled/ Spiderman: Homecoming ” - syd_reeses_pieces
Maeve Dermody
Australian actress Maeve Dermody is the daughter of Susan Murphy Dermody, a film theorist, historian, and director. Her father is a psychologist. Dermody's family encouraged a love of literature and the arts, and supported performing as well - her mother gave the 5-year-old a part in her film Breathing Under Water...
Sophie Cookson
Sophie Cookson (born 15 May 1990) is an English film and television actress. She played Grace Mohune in the 2013 TV film of Moonfleet. In 2013, she was cast to play the female lead in Kingsman: The Secret Service. She is also co-starring with Adrien Brody in Lee Tamahori's historical film Emperor. She was raised in Sussex and is a 2013 graduate of the Oxford School of Drama.
“ The Kingsman: The Golden Circle ” - syd_reeses_pieces
Sophia Lillis
Actress, It
“ It ” - syd_reeses_pieces
Amandla Stenberg
Named for the Zulu and Xhosa word for "power," Amandla was born in Los Angeles, California, to Karen Brailsford, a writer, and Tom Stenberg. Her mother is African-American and her father is Danish (and of part Inuit-Greenlandic ancestry). In the summer and fall of 2010, the actress shot her first feature...
“ The Darkest Minds/ Where Hands Touch ” - syd_reeses_pieces