With awards season in full swing, we're ready to starting casting our predictions on the rising stars that will make it big in 2018 (we didn't do too badly with last year's list, after all...) Start placing your bets: from major franchise stars to indie darlings, these are the new actors and actresses whose names you'll need to learn this year.
Florence Pugh is a name worth remembering. The 21-year-old has made just a handful of appearances on the big and small screen to date, but their pedigree has been impeccable. First came a magnetic turn as a troubled schoolgirl in The Falling, director Carol Morley's haunting take on female hysteria, then a star-making turn in Lady Macbeth, a bleak and brutal riff on Shakespeare's anti-heroine that ripped up the period drama rule book in fascinating ways. It's hardly surprising that she's earned a clutch of awards nominations, including for BAFTA's prestigious Rising Star. Up next is wrestling drama Fighting With My Family (which also stars The Rock, FYI), the BBC adaptation of King Lear and the TV mini-series of John Le Carré's The Little Drummer Girl.