BIFA 2013: Most Promising Newcomer 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.

Harley Bird- How I Live Now

Her first role was when she was 6 as the voice of children’s show Peppa Pig. She was the youngest to win British Academy Film Award for her voice over work as Peppa Pig.


Connor Chapman/Shaun Thomas – The Selfish Giant

Thomas (16) and Chapman (15) made their on screen debut in the Selfish Giant. They haven’t had any experience prior to the film and never really had intentions to act until people they knew recommended they audition for this film.

Conor and Shaun

Caity Lotz – The Machine

She has been a dancer long before she got into acting. She toured with big names like Avril Lavigne and Lady GaGa. She also appeared in music videos. She has modeled for Men’s Health and Esquire. Her acting career began with a small role in 2006 Bring It On: All or Nothing.


Jake Macapagal – Metro Manila

Jake started out as a struggling theatre actor.  He was the associate producer of Metro Manila, in which he also plays the protagonist.


Chloe Pirrie – Shell

Edinburgh born actress dabbled in waitressing while waiting for her acting career to take off.  She was nominated for the newcomer award at London Film Festival.  She is currently filming a show called The Game for  BBC1.


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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