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  • September23rd

    British actress Gemma Chan has appeared in a variety of popular TV shows such as Dr Who (2009) with David Tenant, award-winning The It Crowd (2010), co-starring Chris O’Dowd, and Bafta-winning Sherlock (2010), co-starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. She also had a lead role in the final series of Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2011), co-starring Billie Piper.

    Chan’s film career is equally impressive with roles in Shanghai (2010), co-starring John Cusack and the BAFTA-nominated Exam (2009). She also featured in the critically acclaimed Submarine (2011), co-starring Paddy Considine and The Double (2013), co-starring Jessie Eisenberg.

    This year has being a fantastic year for Chan as she co-starred alongside Chris Pine in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), directed by Kenneth Branagh. Later this year, she will star in London Fields, co-starring Johnny Depp and Amber Heard and in the British spy thriller The Game (2014), co-starring Brian Cox.

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  • September15th

    British-born Olivia Cooke, plays Emma Decody in A&E’s hit TV show Bates Motel, co-starring Freddie Highmore and Vera Farimga. Having started out in theatre, Cooke got her break in two BBC miniseries; Blackout (2012), co-starring Christopher Eccleson and The Secret of Crickley Hall (2012), co-starring Tom Ellis.

    Her film debut was horror-film, The Quiet Ones (2014), co-starring Sam Claflin. She also starred in The Signal (2014), co-starring Laurence Fishburne. We will see Cooke staring in another horror film, Ouija, at the end of this year. Although hugely successful as a horror-film heroine, Cooke is expanding her horizons and is currently filming Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, co-starring Connie Britton and based on the original book.

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  • August12th

    Vanessa Hudgens will be the face of Bongo’s new campaign in the Fall of 2014. Hudgens claims that she is extremely excited to be apart of this because of the interesting approach Bongo will be taking. The photos used for this campaign will be completely unretouched! The idea of an unretouched photo is that natural beauty can shine just as bright as edited beauty. The confidence Hudgens displays in these photos are remarkable. She holds her head high while knowing that the pictures will hit ads as is.

    Vanessa Hudgens has always been self-assured and optimistic about being herself. Bongo felt that no one would fit this campaign better than her, and they were right! She confidently spoke about the photo shoot stating, “It’s so important for girls to remember that real beauty shines from within and I’m so proud that Bongo is choosing to send such a positive message with this campaign.” Right she is, and right she is doing by letting this message be sent out. Stars these days often overlook the true importance of beauty, and it sends out such a negative message to people who want to be like them. To make a statement, Bongo went with a beautiful women who is looked up to and hasn’t forgotten the true importance of beauty.

    Read more on Teen Vogue & Hollywood Life!

  • August12th

    Lily James has become a weekly feature in British households with her breakthrough role as free-spirited Lady Rose McClare in Downtown Abbey.

    After a successful run in theatre, James landed roles in Just William (2010)and Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2011) co-starring Billie Piper. In 2012, James had her first lead film role in Fast Girls (2012), written and directed by Noel Clark. The same year she also appeared in Wrath of the Titans, co-starring Sam Worthington, Bill Nighy and Liam Neeson.

     James has just finished filming Cinderella, where she was hand-picked by director Kenneth Branagh to play the lead role. The film will be released in 2015 and also stars Cate Blanchett and Helen Bonham Carter.

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  • August12th

    When Uzo Aduba first auditioned for Netflix’s original series “Orange is the New Black,” she didn’t expect a callback for a character called “Crazy Eyes.” Yet, nobody could have been a more suitable choice. For Aduba —who in person is a regal and cheerful figure —  the role of a hyper-emotional, unstable prison inmate surprisingly fit like a glove.

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    As a former Broadway star, Aduba has had no problem playing a variety of characters even well before her show-stopping performance in “Orange.” She was first recognized at the Olney Theater Center for the Arts, winning an award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress. She then debuted in Broadway’s “Coram Boy,” and later demonstrated yet another talent with a singing role in the musical “Godspell.” Aduba’s exceptional portrayal of Crazy Eyes in “Orange” landed her an Emmy nomination, as well as the status of a credible Hollywood star.

    Next, Aduba is planning a starring role in musical comedy “Pearly Gates” (2015), a vast departure from her role as Crazy Eyes but a little more reminiscent of her Broadway roots. Although we can only speculate about whether or not Aduba will return for season three of our beloved Netflix drama (we sure hope so!), this rising actress is sure to have plenty in store for her fans.

    So, which “Orange” role did Aduba originally audition for? According to a leaked video, apparently she auditioned for all of them! In case there’s any doubt about her ability to wear a multitude of hats, click here to watch Aduba’s unbelievable talent at work.

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  • August12th

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    British actress Imogen Poots’ profile has been steadily rising over the last few years. After her first big role in 28 Weeks Later (2007), she has appeared alongside famous names such as Michael Douglas and Susan Sarandon in Solitary Man (2009), Michael Fassbender in Centurion (2010) and Philip Seymour Hoffman in A Late Quartet (2012).

    2014 has been a huge year for Poots. She played Zac Efron’s love interest in That Awkward Moment , co-starred in A Long Way Down with Colin Firth and Toni Collete and starred in Need for Speed with Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper. Her upcoming projects include Knight of Cups (2014) co-starring Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett, and She’s Funny that Way (2015) co-starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston.

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  • August7th

    Anyone who has seen “Transformers: Age of Extinction” will instantly recognize Nicola Peltz as the stunning, blue eyed Tessa from the fourth installment of the series. This summer has been a critical one for Peltz, as her role in the film has proven to be a breakout into Hollywood.

    Peltz first launched her career as Katara in M. Night Shamalyan’s fantasy adventure, “The Last Airbender.” Though the movie was slammed by critics, Peltz did not abandon her science fiction aspirations. She reeled in the part of Tessa, garnering a role alongside venerated Hollywood names such as Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci. She’s also appeared in several episodes of “The Bates Motel,” A&E’s Hitchcock-reminiscent drama thriller opposite Vera Farmiga

    Although details of her upcoming projects are still under wraps, Peltz has had a promising start in the acting world and will undoubtedly be sought out for future ventures.

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  • July24th

    Rosamund Pike first hit our film screens as Bond girl Miranda Frost in Die Another Day (2002). Since then, the 35-year old has appeared in a variety of films including Fracture (2007), co-starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling and An Education (2009), co-starring Peter Sarsgaard and Carey Mulligan. She was nominated for several awards for An Education.

    Pike has stayed close to her roots with a stream of roles in British comedies such as Made In Dagenham (2010), co-starring Sally Hawkins and Bob Hoskins, Johnny English Reborn (2011) co- starring Rowan Atkinson and The World’s End (2013), co-starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

    Pike will be on our screens later this year as Amy in the highly anticipated film adaptation of the hit book Gone Girl, co-starring Ben Affleck. The book was one of the biggest literacy phenomena of 2012 and the success of the film is likely to follow.

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  • July24th

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    Juno Temple is a rising British star who began her impressive career at the young age of 8. Temple’s earlier films include Notes on A Scandal (2006), co-starring Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett and Atonement (2007), co-starring Keira Knightley. She won critical praise for her performance in both films.

    Temple went on to have notable roles in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), co-starring Anne Hathaway and Christian Bale and Killer Joe (2012), co-starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch. Temple’s big moment came in 2013 when she won the EE Rising Star BAFTA AWARD. This accolade cemented her status as respected film star. The award’s previous winners include James McAvoy and Eva Green.

    2014 has been a big year for Temple. She appeared in the hugely successful Maleficent co-starring Angelina Jolie and is part of the ensemble cast for the enormously anticipated Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, also featuring Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba and Josh Brolin. Next Year looks equally as exciting for Temple as she stars in Black Mass with Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch.

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  • July22nd

    Natalie Dormer currently plays  the role of Magaery Tyrell in HBO’s fantasy Drama series Game of Thrones. The show has been a huge success and the season four finale drew in a record 9.3 million viewers.

    Before this, Dormer’s TV credits included The Tudors which was nominated for and won several awards in its 2007-2010 run. Dormer’s film roles include Madonna’s W.E (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) co-starring Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson, Rush (2013) co-starring Chris Hemsworthand The Counselor (2013) co-starring Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz.

    Dormer’s upcoming projects include the role of Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1 & 2(2014 & 2015)