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  • December9th

    Lucy Punch is an English film, stage and television actress. She made her acting debut in 1998 in The New Adventures of Robin Hood, which was followed by a role in the BBC series Let Them Eat Cake (1999) co-starring French and Saunders. Her other TV credits include Midsomer Murders (2001), Doc Martin (2004) and My Family (2004).

    Punch’s first film role was in Ella Enchanted (2004) co-starring Anne Hathaway. She has since appeared in a variety of films such as Hot Fuzz (2007) co-starring Simon Peg and Nick Frost; St Trinian’s (2007) co-starring Colin Firth and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) directed by Woody Allen and co-starring Antonia Banderas.

    More recently, she has created memorable moments in films such as Bad Teacher (2011) co-starring Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake and The Wedding Video (2012) co-starring Robert Webb.

    In September 2014, Punch took over from Billie Piper as Paige Britain in the comedy Great Britain, a theatre production focused on the phone hacking scandal. Her upcoming film roles include Into the Woods (2014) co-starring Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick; She’s Funny That Way (2014) co-starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson and Cake (2014), also co-starring Jennifer Aniston.

    Into the Woods | The Wedding Video

  • December3rd

    Kaya Scodelario is a young British actress who first came to fame in the hit E4 TV series Skins (2008-10). Having had no prior acting experience, she played the role of Effy. Effy is the only character to have appeared in the first four series of the programme, starting with minimal speaking lines in the first series, to becoming the central character in the third and fourth.  Scodelario received critical acclaim and nominations for her acting skills, and reprised her role in 2013 when a whole episode was centred on Effy in the seventh and final series.

    Scodelario made her film debut in Moon (2009) which premiered at the Sundance Film festival. Moon co-starred Kevin Spacey and Sam Rockwell , received positive reviews and was nominated for a number of awards including a win at the Bafta’s. Her first leading film role was as Cathy in Wuthering Heights (2010). This also received positive reviews and Scodelario was even hailed as “a heart-wrenching revelation”. In 2012, she starred in the films Now is Good, co-starring Dakota Fanning and in Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes, co-starring Jessica Biel.

    This year has seen Scodelario star as the female lead in The Maze Runner co-starring Will Poulter. Her upcoming roles include The Moon and the Sun (2015) co-starring Pierce Brosnan and the reprisal of her role as Teresa Agnes in the sequel, The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.

    The Maze Runner | Twitter | Instagram

  • December3rd

    Rising actress Ophelia Lovibond’s first film role was in the 2005 version of Oliver Twist, co-starring Ben Kingsley and directed by Roman Polanski.  Before this, she was featured in the classic British TV series Holby City and Casualty, which was an amazing start to her film career.

    Since then, she has had roles in films such as No Strings Attached (2011) co-starring Oscar-winner Natalie Portman,  Mr Popper’s Penguins (2011), co-starring Jim Carey and A Single Shot (2011), co-starring Sam Rockwell.

    2014 has been a great year for Lovibond as she has starred in the Sky Atlantic TV series Mr Sloane co-starring Nick Frost and as Kitty Winters in the Emmy-Award nominated Elementary co-starring Lucy Liu and Johnny Lee Miller. She also featured in the box-office smash film Guardians of the Galaxy co-starring Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper. Next year sees her star in the romantic comedy Man Up co-starring Simon Pegg and the upcoming thriller Gozo.

    Elementary | Mr Popper’s Penguins | No String’s Attached

  • November12th

    Ella Purnell claims there is a running joke in her family that she is going to make a career out of playing the younger version of others. This may be so as the highlights of this young Brits career  so far include playing the younger version of Kiera Knightley in Never Let Me Go (2010) and more recently, the younger version of Angelia Jolie in this years’ Maleficent.

    Purnell first appeared on stage in 2008 when she beat hundreds of other girls for a role in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. This led to her first role in Never Let Me Go and Ways to Live Forever (2010) co-starring Emilia Fox. In 2011 she was cast as Clive Owen’s daughter in Intruders and was also named as one of Screen International’s 10 UK Stars of Tomorrow.

    2013 saw Purnell co-star alongside Chloe Grace Mortez in Kick Ass 2 and in Wildlike. Her future projects include Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2015) directed by Tim Burton and co-starring Eva Green, and Cyber Bully (2015) alongside Maisie Williams. She is will be again playing the younger version of another when she plays young Jane in the eagerly-anticipated Tarzan (2016) co-starring Margot Robbie and Christoph Waltz.

    Maleficent | Never Let Me Go | Facebook

  • November11th

    Katie Leung is a young Scottish actress best known for her role as Cho Chang in the Harry Potter series (2005-2011). After a role that gave Leung worldwide media coverage, she has since moved onto more serious and intimate roles. Her stage début was as Jung Chang in the autobiographical Wild Swans (2011) which has its world premier in Massachusetts before returning to London in 2012.

    In 2011, she announced as one of the leads in Channel 4’s acclaimed drama Run, co-starring Olivia Coleman. More recently, she has starred in BBC 1’s Father Brown (2014) co-starring Mark Williams and received rave reviews for her recent stage performance in the National Theatre’s The World Of Extreme Happiness (2013).

    Next up for Leung is a new two-part BBC drama One Child, written by the BAFTA-winning Guy Hibbert. She was announced as one of BAFTA’s 2014 breakthrough Brits, a new initiative to celebrate and support emerging new talent in the UK.

    Twitter | One Child

  • October17th

    Ashley Madekwe is a British actress best known for her role as social climber, Ashley Davenport on the ABC drama Revenge (2011-13). Before she moved to America, Madekwe featured in a variety of well-known British TV programmes including The Bill (1999), Teachers (2001-2) Doctors (2006), Casualty (2006), Prime Suspect (2006) and Trial and Retribution (2008).

    Her breakthrough role was in Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2008-10) where she co-starred alongside Billie Piper. This coincided with a role in the Bafta-winning Wallander (2008) co-starring Kenneth Branagh. Madekwe’s first American role was in The Beautiful Lie (2009) co-starring Mischa Barton and Elle Macpherson. In 2011, she starred in Bedlam co-starring Theo James, Lacey Turner and Hugo Speer.

    Nowadays, you can find Madekwe starring in Salem, based on the real Salem witch trials of the 17th century. The programme co-stars Shane West, Tamzin Merchant and Madekwe’s own husband Iddo Goldberg. It has been a huge success with fans and was re-commissioned for a second series next year. She also has a hugely popular fashion blog Ring My Bell.

    Ring My Bell | Twitter | Instagram

  • October17th

    Alicia Vikander is an actress, already very successful in her native Sweden. The 26-year old started her fame in a popular Swedish TV drama Andra Avenyn and in Swedish feature films such as Pure (2010) and The Crown Jewels (2011). Her role in Pure led to Vikander winning the Rising Star Award in 2010 at the Stockholm Film Festival and the Shooting Star Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

    In 2012, Vikander had her fist role in an English-speaking film in Anna Karenina co-starring Kiera Knightley. She also appeared in The Fifth Estate (2013) co-starring Benedict Cumberbatch. She was named as one of the 10 Actors to Watch: Breakthrough Performances of 2012 at the 20th Hamptons International Film Festival and was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2013.

    Having become the latest in a wave of Scandinavian talent to break British shores, Vikander has an exciting couple of years ahead.  Firstly is Australian crime thriller Son of a Gun (2014) co-starring Ewan McGregor and then The Man from U.N.C.L.E (2015) co-starring Henry Cavill and Hugh Grant. There is also Seventh Son co-starring Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges, and Testament of Youth co-starring Kit Harrington.

    Vikander is currently filming Tulip Fever (2015) co-starring Academy-award winner Christoph Waltz. It has also been announced she will be star with Michael Fassbender in The Light Between Oceans for DreamWorks and opposite Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl directed by Tom Hooper. Judging by her future projects, Vikander is soon going to be one of the most in-demand actresses in the film industry.

    Son of a Gun | A Testament of Youth | Seventh Son

  • October15th

    Suki Waterhouse is a model who is already dominating the world of fashion.  Her first campaign at aged 19 was lingerie for Marks and Spencer. Since then she has been the campaign “face” for Whistles, French Connection, Coast and Forever 21. Her pinnacle moment came in 2013 when she was made the “face” of Burberry. She has done campaigns for the British designer label including make-up, fragrance and clothes. This has been alongside her good friend and fellow model Cara Delevingne. She also walked the runway and closed their SS15 show.

    However, Waterhouse’s other budding career is as an actress. Her first role was as Mandy in the crime thriller Pusher (2012) co-starring Agyness Deyn. She also stars in the upcoming Love, Rosie (2014) co-starring Sam Claflin and Lily Collins. It was announced this year that she had been cast in the upcoming sequel The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015). She is joining an already stellar cast including Theo James, Shailene Woodley, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet and Octavia Spencer. Whether she will be modelling or acting Waterhouse has a successful career ahead.

    Twitter | Instagram | Love, Rosie

  • October6th

    Most audiences will recognize Jessica Cave for her memorable role as Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter series (2009- 11). However this multi-talented actress can also be found on stage, on TV, and behind the scenes as a writer.

    In 2012, Cave had roles in Grandma’s House (2012), co-starring Simon Amstel and Great Expectations (2012), co-starring her former colleagues Helena Bonham-Carter and Ralph Fiennes. Her TV credits include the BAFTA-nominated Cardinal Burns (2014), BBC 3’s Pramface (2013) and Coming Up (2013), for which she received critical praise. She also had two consecutive sell-out shows at Edinburgh festival: Bookworm (2012) and Ain’t Too Proud to Beg (2013).

    Cave is currently starring in E4’s hit new series Glue and British comedy Pride (2014), co-starring Bill Nighy. Next year, she can be seen in The Tale of Tales (2015), co-starring Salma Hayek. With a number of new writing projects under her belt as well, Cave is definitely one to keep an eye out for.

    Twitter | Glue | Pride

  • October6th

    British actress, Annabelle Wallis’ resume includes some very impressive TV roles. She played Jane Seymour in the hit Showtime period drama the Tudors (2009-10) co-starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers; featured in Pan Am (2011-12) co-starring Christina Ricci, and Peaky Blinders (2013-) co-starring Cillian Murphy.

    Her film credits are equally remarkable with roles in W.E (2011) directed by Madonna; Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) co-starring Chris Hemsworth and X-Men; First Class (2011) co-starring Michael Fassbender.

    2014 has been a busy year for Wallis as she featured in Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, co-starring Dominic Cooper, BBC’s The Musketeers, series 2 of Peaky Blinders and Annabelle; a spin-off to the hit horror film The Conjuring (2013). She is  currently filming Grimsby (2015) co-starring Rebel Wilson and Sacha Baron Cohen.

    Twitter | Peaky Blinders | Annabelle