Rising Stars- Ones to Watch in 2017 (up-and-coming actors)

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1. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Actor | Aquaman

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was born on July 15, 1986 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Aquaman (2018) and The Get Down (2016).

The Get Down/ Baywatch/ The Greatest Showman/ Aquaman

2. Fionn Whitehead

Actor | Dunkirk

From a family of Londoners, Fionn Whitehead was born and raised in Richmond Upon Thames, Surrey (South east of England and also one of the home counties bordering Greater London). He is the son of Tim and Linda Whitehead, and has two sisters, Maisie and Hattie, and a younger brother, Sonny. Maisie,...

Dunkirk

3. Tom Bateman

Actor | Murder on the Orient Express

Tom was born in 1989, to two teachers, one of fourteen children and has a twin brother. Brought up in Jericho in Oxford he attended Cherwell School before joining the National Youth Theatre and enrolling at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where he was awarded the Leverhulme ...

Murder on the Orient Express

4. Joe Alwyn

Actor | Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Joe Alwyn was born on February 21, 1991 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016), Mary Queen of Scots (2018) and The Favourite (2018).

The Favourite

5. Callum Turner

Actor | War & Peace

Callum was born in London and grew up on a Chelsea estate - he is a huge Chelsea football fan - where, he claimed in a 2014 interview, "I learned more from films than I did through life itself." Six foot two tall, he decided to go into acting at age eighteen taking some courses and working as a ...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2

6. James Norton

Actor | Happy Valley

James Norton was born in 1985 to two teachers and has a younger sister who is a doctor. Growing up in North Yorkshire he espoused acting at a very early age - playing Joseph in his primary school nativity play aged five - and, after leaving Ampleforth College he did work experience at the Stephen ...

Flatliners/ Hampstead

7. Aneurin Barnard

Actor | Dunkirk

Aneurin Barnard was born on May 8, 1987 in Ogwr, Mid Glamorgan, Wales. He is an actor, known for Dunkirk (2017) and Citadel (2012).

Dunkirk

8. Barry Keoghan

Actor | The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Barry Keoghan is an actor, known for The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), Dunkirk (2017) and '71 (2014).

Dunkirk/ The Killing of a Sacred Deer

9. Jack Lowden

Actor | Dunkirk

Rising star Jack Lowden grew up in the Scottish Borders. He graduated from the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2011. He has had enormous success on stage in leading roles, including his performance as Oswald in Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts", for which he won both the Ian Charleson...

Dunkirk

10. Kevin Guthrie

Actor | Dunkirk

Born in Neilston, East Renfewshire, Scotland, Kevin attended PACE Theatre Company as a youngster and decided at a relatively young age to try Acting. He trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama.

In 2013 Kevin was cast in the lead role as Ally in Dexter Fletcher's Sunshine on Leith. In ...

Dunkirk

11. Adam Long

Actor | Happy Valley

Adam Long is an actor, known for Happy Valley (2014), Don't Take My Baby (2015) and Spike Island (2012).

Dunkirk

12. Billy Howle

Actor | Dunkirk

Billy Howle was born in Stoke-On-Trent, to a schoolteacher mother and a father who teaches at Kent University, the second of four sons. His older brother, Sam, is a graphic designer. Despite his parents' academic backgrounds, Billy has said that he was not interested in further education, and ...

The Seagull

13. George MacKay

Actor | Captain Fantastic

George MacKay was born 13 March, 1992 in Hammersmith, London, England, to Kim Baker, a costume designer, and Paul Christopher MacKay, a stage/lighting manager. His father is Australian.

At the age of ten, George was scouted to audition for a role in the family feature, Peter Pan (2003). He quickly ...

Ghost Stories/ Ophelia/ Marrowbone/ Where Hands Touch

14. Alex Lawther

Actor | The Imitation Game

Alex Lawther was born in Petersfield, Hampshire, England in 1995. He is mainly known for his role portraying as the young Alan Turing in the film, The Imitation Game (2014). For playing such a role as that, he won the London Film Critics' Circle Award for "Young British Performer of the Year" in ...

Goodbye Christopher Robin/ Ghost Stories

15. Caleb Landry Jones

Actor | X: First Class

Caleb Landry Jones was born on December 7, 1989 in Garland, Texas, USA as Caleb Jones. He is an actor, known for X: First Class (2011), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) and American Made (2017).

Viena and Fantomes/ American Made/ Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri/ Welcome the Stranger/ Friday's Child

16. Lucas Hedges

Actor | Manchester by the Sea

Lucas Hedges is an American actor. He is known for playing Patrick Chandler in Manchester by the Sea (2016), which earned him an Academy Award nomination.

Hedges was born in Brooklyn Heights, New York, the second child of poet and actress Susan Bruce and Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director ...

Lady Bird/ Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri

17. Nicholas Hamilton

Actor | It

Nicholas has worked constantly throughout his teens. He plays Henry Bowers in horror remake "IT", based on the acclaimed Stephen King novel and also appears in "The Dark Tower", starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba. Other feature credits include Captain Fantastic, from director Matt Ross, ...

It/ The Dark Tower

18. Jaeden Lieberher

Actor | St. Vincent

Jaeden Lieberher was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Angela Martell and Wes Lieberher, an executive chef. In 2011, at the age of eight, he moved with his mother across the country to Los Angeles. He never expected that this adventure would lead him into a life of acting. Without any acting ...

It/ Book of Henry

19. Jeremy Ray Taylor

Actor | It

Jeremy Ray Taylor is an actor, known for It (2017), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) and Ant-Man (2015).

It/ Geostorm

20. Daniel Wu

Actor | San ging chaat goo si

Daniel Wu was born on September 30, 1974 in Berkeley, California, USA as Daniel N. Wu. He is an actor and producer, known for San ging chaat goo si (2004), Wang jiao hei ye (2004) and Warcraft (2016). He has been married to Lisa S. since April 6, 2010. They have one child.

Geostorm/ Tomb Raider

21. Winston Duke

Actor | Black Panther

Winston Duke is an actor, known for Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Person of Interest (2011).

Black Panther

22. Atandwa Kani

Actor | Black Panther

Atandwa Kani is a Naledi Award winning South African film and theatre actor. He is the son of celebrated South African actor and Tony Award winner John Kani. He made his international stage debut in The Tempest at the Royal Shakespeare Company where he played Ariel alongside his father (Caliban) ...

Black Panther

23. Dacre Montgomery

Actor | Stranger Things

Dacre was born in 1994 in Perth, Western Australia. His mother is Australian-Canadian and his father is a New Zealander. At the time of his birth both of his parents were working in the film industry and he spent many hours during his childhood on film sets where he developed a love of acting. At ...

Stranger Things Season 2

24. Patrick Gibson

Actor | The OA

Patrick Gibson is an actor, known for The OA (2016), Guerrilla (2017) and What Richard Did (2012).

The Darkest Minds

25. Harris Dickinson

Actor | Beach Rats

Harris Dickinson is an Actor, Writer and Director living in London. His Passion for Performing started at a young age attending Raw Academy. In March 2014, Harris performed Pauline McLynn's 'Angels' At the National Theatre, Southbank. After being funded to write and direct his first short film at a...

The Darkest Minds

26. Hannah John-Kamen

Actress | Ready Player One

Hannah John-Kamen is an actress, known for Ready Player One (2018), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and Black Mirror (2011).

Tomb Raider/ Ready Player One

27. Letitia Wright

Actress | Black Panther

Letitia Wright is a British-Guyanese actress. She is known for her portrayal of Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning in 2018 with Black Panther (2018) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and for the film Urban Hymn (2015). She has also starred in The Commuter (2018) and Ready Player One...

Black Panther/ Ready Player One

28. Kiersey Clemons

Actress | Untitled The Flash Film

An undeniable talent on the rise, actress and musician Kiersey Clemons has quickly become known for the diverse and captivating characters she has brought to life on screen.

It was recently announced that Clemons will be starring as Iris West in the upcoming Warner Bros film THE FLASH, where she ...

The Flash/ Justice League

29. Zazie Beetz

Actress | Atlanta

Zazie Beetz is an actress. Born in Berlin, Germany to a German Father and African-American mother, she was raised in Manhattan speaking both German and English at home. She performed in community theaters and local stages from a young age. She is known for Atlanta (2016), Applesauce (2015), and ...

Geostorm/ Deadpool 2

30. Eleanor Matsuura

Actress | Wonder Woman

Eleanor Matsuura is an actress, known for Wonder Woman (2017), MI-5 (2015) and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013).

Wonder Woman/ Justice League

31. Angourie Rice

Actress | The Nice Guys

Angourie will star in MGM's forthcoming feature Every Day, directed by Michael Sucsy (The Vow, Grey Gardens), and period drama Ladies in Black, directed by Bruce Beresford and based on Madeleine St. John's 1993 best-selling Australian novel The Women in Black.

Her recent features include Spider-Man:...

The Beguiled/ Spiderman: Homecoming

32. Oona Laurence

Actress | The Beguiled

Oona Laurence was born on August 1, 2002 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for The Beguiled (2017), Southpaw (2015) and Pete's Dragon (2016).

33. Lucy Boynton

Actress | Sing Street

Lucy Boynton was born in January 1994 in New York City, New York, USA as Lucy Christabel Boynton. She is an actress, known for Sing Street (2016), Miss Potter (2006) and Murder on the Orient Express (2017).

34. Maeve Dermody

Actress | Black Water

Australian actress Maeve Dermody is the daughter of Susan Murphy Dermody, a film theorist, historian, and director. Her father is a psychologist. Dermody's family encouraged a love of literature and the arts, and supported performing as well - her mother gave the 5-year-old a part in her film ...

35. Sophie Cookson

Actress | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Sophie Cookson (born 15 May 1990) is an English film and television actress. She played Grace Mohune in the 2013 TV film of Moonfleet (2013). In 2013, she was cast to play the female lead in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014). She is also co-starring with Adrien Brody in Lee Tamahori's historical ...

The Kingsman: The Golden Circle

36. Sophia Lillis

Actress | It

Sophia Lillis was born in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. She started her acting career at the age of seven, when her stepfather encouraged her to take acting classes at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Manhattan. While studying there, a teacher recommended her for a role in an NYU student film...

It

37. Amandla Stenberg

Actress | Everything, Everything

Named for the Zulu and Xhosa word for "power," Amandla was born in Los Angeles, California, to Karen Brailsford, a writer, and Tom Stenberg. Their mother is African-American and her father is Danish (and of part Inuit-Greenlandic ancestry).

In the summer and fall of 2010, the actor shot their first ...

The Darkest Minds/ Where Hands Touch

38. Erin Moriarty

Actress | Blood Father

Erin Moriarty was born on June 24, 1994 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Blood Father (2016), Captain Fantastic (2016) and The Kings of Summer (2013).