Bafta Reveals List Of 'Breakthrough Brits'
Bafta has announced its prediction for stars of the future at its first Breakthrough Brits ceremony.
The 17 newcomers come from the film, TV and gaming worlds, and were chosen by a panel of industry experts, including director Shane Meadows and actor Eddie Redmayne.
The awards are designed to "turbocharge" the careers of those chosen, who get mentoring and guidance sessions from industry experts.
Ade Oyefeso, a self-trained actor from north London, was one of the winners.
The 20-year-old first played Yemi in E4 series Youngers, and will next be seen on the big screen alongside Sean Penn and Idris Elba in The Gunman, which is due out next year.
Mitu Khandaker, 29, was also named as one to watch in the video games industry.
She founded games studio The Tiniest Shark Ltd while doing a PhD in creative technologies, where she looked at novel video game controllers.
Khandaker said she was "absolutely honoured" to have been chosen for the Breakthrough Brits award.
"My future plans already included continuing to work and expand my current one-woman games company, but being selected as a Breakthrough Brit has given me further confidence to pursue this," she explained.
Other winners at the London event included 27-year-old actor Paul Brannigan, from Glasgow.
Brannigan already appears on the path to big things and will act opposite Scarlett Johansson in the film Under The Skin.
In 2012, he also helped create and film the documentary Born To Lose?, looking at the links between addiction and genetics.
The programme helped raise more than £2m for charity as part of the STV Charity Appeal.
Former Royal Marine Arthur Williams is also tipped for great things as a television presenter.
The 27-year-old from Cheltenham was paralysed in a car crash in 2007 and last summer received rave reviews as part of Channel 4's Paralympics coverage.
He also reported on the channel's D-Day As It Happened programme and followed it up with another documentary, The Plane That Saved Britain, about the World War II plane the Mosquito.
"I still really can't quite comprehend I have been successfully nominated," said Williams.
"This is huge to me ... With a Breakthrough Brit nomination under my belt it gives me a lot more appeal for future employment, and gives me more confidence for a future on this career path."
John Willis, Bafta's chairman, said the idea is to help the brightest and best fulfil their potential.
"The initiative is amazing," said panel member Shane Meadows. "What's really nice about it is that it's not just actors or it's not just directors - there are game designers and producers and writers."