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  • 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.

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  • 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

  • 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

    Lately, it’s hard to avoid Tinashe’s single hit, “2 On,” as it makes the rounds across national broadcasts and millions of headphones. But then again, why would you want to? With its poppy beat, heady lyrics, and swift interlude by rapper ScHoolboy Q, it might just be the song of the summer.

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    Though Tinashe’s name is most associated with her Billboard chart-topping reputation, she’s been steadily building a career in the entertainment world for years. What began as an interest in ballet flourished into a passion for acting and music that led Tinashe to finish school early to pursue her dreams.

    Tinashe’s first plunge into a music career was as a member of girl group, “The Stunners.” She ultimately broke away to establish a solo career, diligently watching YouTube videos to teach herself how to use the complicated and expensive equipment that she set up in her childhood bedroom. In 2012, she released “In Case We Die” and “Reverie” to generally positive reviews, praised as “brilliant” and likened to established talents Cassie and Rihanna.

    Tinashe describes the trend of her musical style as dark and chilling beats topped with lighter, sweet vocals. Besides “2 On,” she’s also released “Vulnerable,” featuring Travi$ Scott. Similar to the vein of dark tones in previous songs, her soft vocals in “Vulnerable” overlay somber beats and a brash rap segment. Male rappers will continue to add an edge to Tinashe’s music, as Future and ASAP Rocky are expected to appear in a few of her upcoming songs.  If it’s anything like her previous work, “Aquarius” is sure to be an album that astounds its audience and establishes Tinashe as a prominent music figure.

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  • September15th

    After a whirlwind year, Jess Glynne has become one of the UK’s most talked-about talented new artists. She began 2014 by collaborating on two number one tracks; “My Love” with Route 94 and “Rather Be” with Clean Bandit – the fastest-selling single of the year so far.

    Described as the new queen of house music, Glynne released her own debut single “Right Here” which charted in the Top Ten. She performed at Wireless and Glastonbury and has received praise by fellow British singers, Adele and Lilly Allen. With her debut album on the horizon and a tour commencing in October, Glynne is one of the British singers to watch out for!

    Twitter | Instagram | Right Here Music Video

  • 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

    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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