– . – New British Talent 2010

New British Talent 2010

Zander Newton

Even though war drama Iron Cross is yet to be released in the UK, it’s already generating a buzz. That’s partly because it’s the final film of late Jaws legend Roy Scheider, but there’s also considerable interest in young star Zander Newton. The 17-year-old makes his debut as the younger version of Scheider’s character, a Holocaust survivor who exacts revenge on the SS Commander who killed his family. “I learnt a great deal from watching [Scheider],” says Newton. “He was definitely giving the performance of his life. If Roy was alive, he would be this year’s Mickey Rourke.”
…. This article continues in movieScope Magazine, Issue 16 (March/ April 2010)

David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo is a familiar face on British TV, appearing as Danny Hunter in spy thriller Spooks and in recent drama Small Island, as well as being the first black actor to play an English monarch in a Royal Shakespeare Company production, in their 2000 staging of Henry VI. But, after appearing in films like The Last King of Scotland (2006) and Sally Potter’s Rage (2009), Oyelowo has struck out across the Atlantic and is currently living in LA. “It was about trying to not rest on my laurels,” he explains of the move, “because actually things were going fantastically well in the UK between theatre and television.
… This article continues in movieScope Magazine, Issue 16 (March/ April 2010)


Thomas Turgoose

Thomas Turgoose was just 13-years-old when he was discovered by casting agents in his hometown of Grimsby. As he tells it: “They were just going around youth projects, looking for kids who had never acted before, and luckily I went along and did my audition, and then it all went on from there really.” Suddenly, he was starring in Shane Meadows’ fictionalised Eighties memoir This Is England (2006). The film’s title has proved significant, for Turgoose—now 17—has become a poster boy for the growing pains of English experience; whether it is the shifting skinhead culture of This Is England, the rootlessness and mobility of Somers Town (2008), the hoodie-based anxieties of Eden Lake (2008) or the seaside rites of passage in his forthcoming The Scouting Book for Boys.

… This article continues in movieScope Magazine, Issue 16 (March/ April 2010)

Holliday Grainger

Still only 21-years-old, Holliday Grainger has grown up on screen. First appearing in UK TV show All Quiet on the Preston Front in 1995, Grainger has since starred in TV favourites like Where the Heart Is, Waterloo Road and Demons. Last year she branched out into films with Brit drama Awaydays, and will next be seen as troubled teen Emily in The Scouting Book For Boys. But, despite all of her experience-and the fact that she had previously worked with Scouting’s director Tom Harper- Grainger reveals that getting a part in the film wasn’t straightforward.
… This article continues in movieScope Magazine, Issue 16 (March/ April 2010)

Aaron Johnson

He may only be 19 but it’s not hard to see why Aaron Johnson calls himself an “old soul”. A veritable veteran of the film industry, the High Wycombe-born actor has been on screen for almost half his young life, since he played Sean Bean’s son in Tom & Thomas (2002). Since then, he’s been a young Charlie Chaplin in the Jackie Chan sequel Shanghai Knights (2003) and a young Edward Norton in The Illusionist (2006). But, after a slight detour with teen romance Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008), Johnson showed just what a talent he is in the recent Nowhere Boy, playing a teenage John Lennon. Nominated for Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards for the role, Johnson’s animalistic performance was impossible to ignore, even amid the media frenzy that surrounded his relationship with the film’s 43-year-old director, Sam Taylor Wood. Even so, he comes across as just as mature in the flesh; something he puts down to growing up on sets.

… This article continues in movieScope Magazine, Issue 16 (March/ April 2010)

Carey Mulligan (An Education, Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps)
Winning critical plaudits and an Oscar-nomination for her role as a 1960s schoolgirl in crowd pleaser An Education, Mulligan will be making a splash on both sides of the Atlantic in 2010.

Jodie Whittaker (Perrier’s Bounty, The Kid)
It’s been just four years since Whittaker made a stunning debut opposite Peter O’Toole in Venus, and she’s got many projects lined up in 2010 including starring alongside fellow rising star Edward Hogg in Ollie Kepler’s Expanding Purple World.

Nicholas Hoult (A Single Man, Clash of the Titans)
Eight years after he held his own against Hugh Grant in About a Boy, Hoult has conquered the small screen in hit show Skins and, thanks to a scene-stealing turn in A Single Man, is now breaking out as a movie star in his own right.

Andrew Garfield (I’m Here, Never Let Me Go)
After wowing critics in acclaimed TV drama Red Riding, Garfield should hit the big time in 2010 in Spike Jonze drama I’m Here and thriller Never Let Me Go which co-stars Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley. He’s currently filming Aaron Sorkin’s Facebook movie The Social Network.

Arron Fuller (I Know You Know )
Making his debut this year in Justin Kerrigan’s smallscale Welsh drama, Fuller’s accomplished performance opposite Robert Carlyle marks him out as a talent to watch.