Magazine article Screen International

Bafta Rising Star Nominees Include Andrea Riseborough and Elizabeth Olsen

Magazine article Screen International

Bafta Rising Star Nominees Include Andrea Riseborough and Elizabeth Olsen

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Four of this year's five nominees are women after last year's awards were dominated by men. The winner will be decided by the public.

This year's Bafta EE Rising Star nominees are:

Elizabeth Olsen

Alicia Vikander

Andrea Riseborough

Suraj Sharma

Juno Temple.

This year's selection includes four women after there was some disquiet last year when all five nominees were men.

Riseborough graduated from RADA in 2005 and made her film debut in Roger Michell's Venus. Her subsequent roles include Never Let Me Go, Brighton Rock and Mike Leigh's comedy-drama Happy Go Lucky. She also starred as the young, former Prime Minister in TV drama Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley and Wallis Simpson in W.E. She recently finished filming opposite Tom Cruise in sci-fi feature Oblivion, which will be released in April.

In 2011 Olsen starred in festival favourite Martha Marcy May Marlene and Silent House. She most recently completed production on Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy, opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Brolin.

Sharma was picked from 3,000 hopefuls to star in director Ang Lee's 3D epic Life of Pi. Before taking on the role, Suraj had no previous acting experience.

Temple's breakthrough role came as Cate Blanchett's rebellious, brooding daughter in Notes on a Scandal. …

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