Mike Fleming

London, Friday 1 July 2011: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is delighted to announce the names of the 42 Brits to Watch who will be the focus of the inaugural BAFTA Brits to Watch. The event will take place on Saturday 9 July at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. BAFTA’s President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, and HRH The Duchess of Cambridge will attend the event as part of their visit to California, helping highlight the incredible depth and range of great British talent currently emerging in film, television and video games. The 42 Brits have been selected by a BAFTA panel based on a number of criteria. They will generally not be complete beginners in their industry, and will have already begun to show real promise. They are:

Rory Aitken, Producer
James Bobin, Writer/Director
Jessica Brown Findlay, Actress
David Buckley, Composer
Jamie Bull, Editor
Sam Care, Cinematographer
Joe Cornish, Writer/Director
Damian Daniel, Cinematographer
Brynach Day, Student (Director)
Patrick Dickinson, Student (Director)
Sabrina Doyle, Student (Director)
Gareth Edwards, Director
Charles Griffiths, Video Games Designer
Nick Holt, Documentary Director
Tom Hughes, Actor
Daniel Kaluuya, Actor/Writer
Ben Lambert, Visual Effects Artist
Anna Lavelle, Production Designer
Harry Lloyd, Actor
Victoria Mather, Animator
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Actress
Lou McLoughlan, Student (Director)
Jules Nurrish, Student (Writer/Director)
Folashadé Olagundoye, Production Designer
Debs Paterson, Director
Liza Rhea, Student (Animation)
Talulah Riley, Actress
Oliver Riley-Smith, Student (Writer/Director/Producer)
Caroline Skinner, Producer
Rupert Smith, Director
Katie Sole, Producer
Kate Solomon, Producer
Adrian Sturges, Producer
Juno Temple, Actress
Jack Thorne, Writer
Rachel Tunnard, Editor/Writer
Matt Turner, Video Games Designer
Nathan Walster, Visual Effects Artist
James Watkins, Writer/Director
Dave Whyte, Animator/Graphic Designer
Owain Yeoman, Actor
Aaron Young, Documentary Director/Producer

Examples of their work will be showcased throughout the evening and distributed to the attendees afterwards. The Brits to Watch who are based in the UK will be flown to Los Angeles to attend the event by Academy partner British Airways. Soho House West Hollywood will host a reception for the Brits to Watch on the evening of Friday 8 July.