BIFA 2013: Best Supporting Actress Nominees - Raindance

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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.

Siobhan Finneran – The Selfish Giant

This English actress first captured the public attention’s eye in Rita, Sue and Bob Too as Rita. She is also a reoccurring character on the series Downtown Abbey.


Shirley Henderson – Filth

Her passion for performing started from when she joined an after school drama club and singing at local charity events. At 17 she moved to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her most renowned roles include Moaning Myrtle the Harry Potter series and Jude in both Bridget Jones films. She frequently appears in the small screens including shows like Doctor Who (as Ursala Blake.)


Imogen Poots – The Look of Love

One of Imogen’s first roles was a non speaking role in V for Vendetta, but didn’t get her first real role until the film 28 Days Later. She hasn’t had prior proper training in acting before being casted in anything.


Kristin Scott Thomas – The Invisible Woman

This English-french actress is has become widely renowned internationally through her roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral and Bitter Moon. She has also acted in many French films.  In 2003 she was awarded the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Also, The Guardian named her one of the 50 best dressed woman over 50 in 2003.


Mia Wasikowska – The Double

Mia is an Australian actress but gained more attention from playing Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland. She received the Breakthrough Actress Award from the Hollywood Awards. When she is not acting, she is also a photographer.


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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