BIFA 2013: Best Actor Nominees - Raindance


The nominees for the BIFA gave staggering performances in these thought provoking films. Though there are some recognized actors, many newcomers made the list; it’s no wonder why they did. Keep a keen eye on these actors and their golden performances.

Jim Broadbent- Le Week-end

He has made appearances in film, television and theatre. He graduated from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 1972. He is known for his roles in Moulin Rouge, Bridget Jone’s Diary and Horace Slughorn in the Harry Potter films.


Steve Coogan – Philomena

Coogan is has been an English comedian, writer, and producer since the 1980’s. One of his first notable roles was making celebrity impersonations on the satirical puppet show Spitting Image. He has been creating his own comic characters for which he won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He also co-founded the company Baby Cow Productions.


Tom Hardy – Locke

Tom Hardy is most recognizable for his roles in Star Trek: Nemesis, Inception and Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. Before he was famous, he won a supermodel competition at 21. When he was attending the Drama Centre in London in 1998, he got the role of US Army Private John Janovec in the award winning HBO-BBC miniseries Band of Brothers.



Jack O Connell – Starred Up

O’ Connell’s first role was in the British soap opera Doctors. He continued to make television appearance and then landed the role of James Cook in the popular teen series Skins, for which he won the 2010 TV choice award.



James McAvoy – Filth

He is a Scottish actor which has made numerous television appearances since the late 2000s in shows such as Shameless, and State of Play.  He has also done some voice work on animated films including Gnomeo and Juliet. He earned his breakthrough role in the film Atonement.


The Moet British Independent film Award winners will be announced on Sunday December 8th at Old Billingsgate in London in an event hosted by the actor and BIFA patron James Nesbitt. The event will be live cast by Film3Sixty.



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