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The Orange Rising Star Award 2007

Date posted: 11.01.2007

The Orange Rising Star Award, which launched at The Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2006, returns for a second year. Members of the public have the chance to vote for the actor or actress they feel has begun to capture the imagination of the British public as a film star in the making.
 
The award is dedicated to the memory of Mary Selway, the highly-respected, BAFTA-winning British casting director.

It is designed to recognise rising talent and nominees will usually be aged between 18 and 32. It replaces the Orange Film of the Year Award and, uniquely, is the only award at the ceremony that will be decided by the general public.

Five nominees have been selected by a panel of industry experts. Now all you've got to do is decide who walks off with the award. Choose from:

  • Emily Blunt
    Emily’s lead role in the multi award-winning British movie, My Summer of Love, shot her into the international movie marketplace. She recently starred in The Devil Wears Prada - a role for which she has received much critical acclaim.
  • Eva Green
    Eva made her big screen debut in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers. Most recently she starred alongside Daniel Craig in Casino Royale. In 2006 she joined the cast of His Dark Materials: Northern Lights, a London-based production based on the Philip Pullman novel.
  • Naomie Harris
    Naomie appeared in Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later in 2002, her first sizeable movie role. Since then she has featured in many high-profile features, including After the Sunset, Miami Vice, and Pirates of the Caribbean 2.
  • Cillian Murphy
    Cillian’s central performance in Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later established his reputation as a lead actor of merit. He has also starred in Girl With a Pearl Earring, Cold Mountain, Batman Begins and Ken Loach's Palme D'Or winner The Wind That Shakes The Barley.
  • Ben Whishaw
    Ben has appeared on both stage and screen, and has been well received in both mediums. He has previously starred in Enduring Love and Layer Cake. Most recently, Ben has appeared in Perfume and has just finished filming I'm Not Here, Todd Haynes' film portrayal of Bob Dylan's life.

The winner announced will be announced at The Orange British Academy Film Awards on 11 February 2007

Find out more about the Orange Rising Star Award.

Visit the Orange website to vote for your favourite nominee.

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