Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Critics Circle Young British Performer of the Year

Congratulations to the five young actors nominated for the Young British Performer of the Year by the London Critics' Circle for its 34th Film Awards.

The five nominees for Young British Performer of the Year are:

Conner Chapman for Clio Barnard's The Selfish Giant. Connor (represented by On It Artists) was discovered as a 13 year old by Casting Director Amy Hubbard when she visited local schools in Buttenshaw looking for raw talent. He is in school still but this year has appeared in Channel 4 miniseries The Mill, and will be seen next in Mike Doxford’s Pleasure Island.

Shaun Thomas for The Selfish Giant. 16 year old Shaun (now represented by On It Artists) was also discovered by Amy Hubbard, after an open casting at local estate in Bradford.

Saoirse Ronan for her starring roles in Byzantium, The Host, and How I Live Now. Saoirse was also nominated for the award in 2012 but lost out to Submarine's Craig Roberts.

George Mackay for his busy year, with film releases including Sunshine on Leith, For Those in Peril, How I Live Now and Breakfast With Jonny Wilkinson. George was recently announced as the UK Shooting Star 2014 at the Berlinale.

13 year old Eloise Laurence , daughter of actor Larry Lamb, for her film debut in Rufus Norris' Broken, cast by Maggie Lunn. Eloise has put acting on a back burner until she is 16 and finishes school.

Last year Tom Holland won for his role in The Impossible. Who would get your vote this year?

The 34th London Critics' Circle Film Awards willl be held on 2nd February 2014.

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