Magazine article Screen International

Jamie Blackley, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

Magazine article Screen International

Jamie Blackley, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

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ACTOR: At 22, Jamie Blackley says he is "still nervous, still hungry and learning as I go".

The south London native is waiting for his first studio lead to be released -- opposite Chloe Grace Moretz in an adaptation of the bestselling young adult novel If I Stay, set for an August release through Warner Bros/MGM.

It is Blackley's second leading role, however, following on from the indie Uwantme2killhim? and some plum supporting parts in And While We Were Here and The Fifth Estate.

Born in the Isle of Man, Blackley moved to Bromley, south London, as an infant and attended Sylvia Young Theatre School for six years.

"I was a kid who wanted to be in show business," he recalls. "I didn't know what area, all I knew was that I really enjoyed it. …

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