Shooting Stars 2004. - 21 Most Talented Young European Actors

by nativaiva | created - 12 Mar 2015 | updated - 12 Mar 2015 | Public

Each year, European Film Promotion (EFP), a network of promotion and marketing organisations from 35 European countries, presents the most talented young actors from throughout Europe to the press, public and industry during the Berlin International Film Festival. Actors with established national careers are suddenly on the international stage at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival. Among the actors recognized with the SHOOTING STARS AWARD over the years are such top-flight actors as Rachel Weisz, Franka Potente, Daniel Craig, Nina Hoss, Ludivine Sagnier and Daniel Brühl.

1. Elena Anaya

Actress | La piel que habito

Spanish actress Elena Anaya impressed the critics with her performance in Sex and Lucia (2001).

Elena was born in Palencia, Spain, on July 17th, 1975. An active child, she excelled in karate and mountain climbing. By the time she was 17 Elena knew that she wanted to channel her energy into being an ...

2. Alexandra Aidini

Actress | Three Days Happiness

Alexandra Aidini was born in 1980 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for Three Days Happiness (2012), Trilogia: To livadi pou dakryzei (2004) and Approach (2017).

3. Lubna Azabal

Actress | Incendies

Lubna Azabal was born in Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Incendies (2010), Coriolanus (2011) and Body of Lies (2008).

4. Eva Birthistle

Actress | Imagine Me & You

Eva Birthistle was born in 1974 in Dublin, Ireland. She is an actress, known for Imagine Me & You (2005), Ae Fond Kiss... (2004) and Brooklyn (2015).

5. Irina Björklund

Actress | The American

Born in 1973, Irina Björklund is one of the most popular Finnish film stars of the end of 1990s and beginning of the 2000s. After studying years 1993-1996 in The Theatre Academy of Finland she made her silver screen debut in Pekka Parikka's (director of Talvisota (1989)) last film, Tie naisen syd&...

6. Zoé Félix

Actress | Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis

Zoé Félix was born on May 7, 1976 in Paris, France. She is an actress, known for Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (2008), Captifs (2010) and Le coeur des hommes (2003).

7. Georg Friedrich

Actor | Wilde Maus

Georg Friedrich was born on October 31, 1966 in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor, known for Wilde Maus (2017), Helle Nächte (2017) and Wild (2016).

8. Anna Geislerová

Actress | Zelary

Born in 1976 in Prague, this prolific actress debuted before the cameras at the early age of 14. Also a top model, Anna Geislerová already has an impressive career behind her (110 films, TV films or series episodes in early 2013!) and has received several awards for her remarkable performances, ...

9. Aksel Hennie

Actor | Hodejegerne

Aksel Hennie is a Norwegian actor, writer and director. He has acted in a number of successful Norwegian movies, and has received several awards. Hennie grew up in Lambertseter in Oslo. In his late teens he was sentenced for tagging, and became an outcast in the community for confessing to the ...

10. Michael Koch

Director | Marija

Michael Koch is a young Swiss actor who received his training at the Actor's Academy at the "Junges Theater Basel", in Switzerland. Some of his many theater credits include the leading role in "Playboy of the Western World", featured at the Theaterspektakel in Zürich. He also played in "Die ...

11. Tom Leick

Actor | The Merchant of Venice

Tom Leick is an actor, known for The Merchant of Venice (2004), House of Boys (2009) and Hannah Arendt (2012).

12. Tómas Lemarquis

Actor | Blade Runner 2049

Tómas Lemarquis was born on August 3, 1977 in Iceland. He is an actor, known for Blade Runner 2049 (2017), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and Snowpiercer (2013).

13. Kristine Nevarauska

Actress | Sauja lozu

Kristine Nevarauska was born on March 3, 1981 in Bauska, Latvia, USSR. She is an actress, known for Sauja lozu (2002), Dancis pa trim (2011) and Midsummer Madness (2007).

14. Filippo Nigro

Actor | ACAB - All Cops Are Bastards

Filippo Nigro was born on December 3, 1970 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor, known for ACAB - All Cops Are Bastards (2012), Suburra: la serie (2017) and Facing Windows (2003).

15. Eszter Ónodi

Actress | Boldog születésnapot!

Eszter Ónodi was born on February 17, 1973 in Budapest, Hungary as Eszter Kovács. She is an actress, known for Boldog születésnapot! (2003), Valami Amerika (2002) and Aglaja (2012).

16. Thekla Reuten

Actress | In Bruges

As a young Dutch actress with numerous internationally acclaimed films under her belt and whose work has been twice Oscar nominated, Thekla Reuten is an undeniable front-runner in the new wave of European actresses lauded on the international stage and screen.

Thekla first came to wide international...

17. Sonja Richter

Actress | The Homesman

Sonja Richter was born on January 4, 1974 in Esbjerg, Denmark. She is an actress, known for The Homesman (2014), Cecilie (2007) and Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013).

18. Andrew Scott

Actor | Pride

Andrew Scott was born in Dublin, Ireland, the middle child with two sisters, in a financially comfortable home which allowed his parents, Jim and Nora, to send him to a private Catholic school for boys. He started acting as a child when he was in commercials on Irish TV, then was chosen from his ...

19. Maria Simon

Actress | Good Bye Lenin!

Maria Simon was born on February 6, 1976 in Leipzig, German Democratic Republic. She is an actress and producer, known for Good Bye Lenin! (2003), Lichter (2003) and Portrait of a Married Couple (2002). She is married to Bernd Michael Lade. They have three children.

20. Ângelo Torres

Director | Kunta

Ângelo Torres was born in 1969 in Equatorial Guinea. He is an actor and director, known for Kunta (2007), Estrada de Palha (2012) and Mionga ki Ôbo: Mar e Selva (2005).

21. Andreas Wilson

Actor | Ondskan

Andreas Wilson was born on March 7, 1981 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is an actor, known for Evil (2003), Äkta människor (2012) and War of the Dead (2011).