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Officially known as the ‘BAFTA and Burberry Breakthrough Brits’ list, the two-year-old initiative celebrates and supports the UK’s future stars of film, television and games through a bespoke career development programme of mentoring, guidance sessions and networking opportunities.
This year's crop of chosen talents were introduced to an arty young crowd - hosted at Burberry's London flagship, 121 Regent Street, and sound-tracked by Burberry Acoustic star Billie Marten - on Monday evening by now established household names like The Riot Club's Douglas Booth and Sam Claflin. Stand out honorees include Stacy Martin, who plays the younger version of Charlotte Gainsbourg's character Joe in Lars von Trier's epic drama film series Nymphomaniac.
Other promising newcomers are writers Jonathan Asser and Chris Lunt; producer/directors Mike Brett & Steve Jamison, and Marc Williamson; games producers Charu Desodt and Daniel Gray; directors Destiny Ekaragha and Sarah Walker; composer Tandis Jenhudson; presenter Ashley Kendall; actors Katie Leung and Callum Turner; game developer Reece Millidge; actor/producer Ray Panthaki; game designer William Pugh; and producer AJ Riach.
‘At Burberry we believe passionately in discovering and championing the next generation of British creative talent so it really is a great honour to be supporting the BAFTA Breakthrough Brits for a second year,’ said Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer. ‘This partnership marks the start of some incredibly exciting journeys for 18 very talented people.’