The BAFTA Breakthrough Brits List Has Been Announced

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by Katie Rosseinsky |

BAFTA and Burberry have revealed this year’s list of Breakthrough Brits, which recognises the UK’s most promising rising stars in film, television and games.

Among the 18 talented recipients are actresses Florence Pugh (who has most recently starred in The Falling and Lady Macbeth) and Ruth Madeley, who won a TV BAFTA earlier this year for her lead role in BBC Three’s ‘Don’t Take My Baby.’

They are joined on the list by the likes of actor Malachi Kirby (who can currently be seen in Netflix’s new season of Black Mirror), writers Marnie Dickens and Vinay Patel and producers Ellen Husain and Michael Berliner.

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This year’s Breakthrough Brits were chosen by a panel of industry experts including actors Rosamund Pike and Joe Dempsie, Suffragette director Sarah Gavron and The Danish Girl writer Lucinda Coxon.

The launch reception was hosted at Burberry's Regent Street flagship store, with Radio 1's Greg James and actors Rosamund Pike, Jennifer Saunders and Will Poulter introducing the honourees.

Launched with Burberry in 2013, BAFTA’s Breakthrough Brits programme helps rising stars in the creative industries, with the winners receiving mentoring and a bursary to support their fledgling careers.

Remember these names, because the 18 newcomers below are certainly going places…

Alex Grahame – games artist

Eben Bolter – cinematographer

Ellen Husain – producer

Florence Pugh – actress

Helen Walsh – writer-director

Jodie Azhar – lead technical artist

Jon McKellan – creative director

Kayode Ewumi – actor/writer

Malachi Kirby – actor

Mamie Dickens – writer

Matt Hyde – creative director

Michael Berliner – producer

Nainita Desai – composer

Rebecca Lloyd – editor

Ruth Madeley – actress

Tim Wicksteed – game developer

Tom Davis – actor/writer

Vinay Patel - writer

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