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Comment 09 JANUARY 2012

BAFTA Boys: Meet the rising stars of 2012

The BAFTAs are just around the corner and the line up for the Rising Star short list has now been revealed.

And if the award which recognises actors that are speeding up the ranks of the film industry is anything to go by, in 2012 the faces to watch are all masculine.

My Week With Marilyn star Eddie Redmayne is one of the best known contenders, and the newcomer could also walk away with Best Actor for his role in the film alongside Michelle Williams.




Thor heartthrob Chris Hemsworth will go head-to-head with Tom Hiddleston, his co-star in the comic book adaptation and a cast member of Steven Spielberg’s War Horse.

Also in the running is Adam Deacon for his turn in Kidulthood, while the IT Crowd's Chris O'Dowd tops off the list of hopefuls for his role in Bridesmaids.

Although delighted to be in the running, nominee Tom revealed that the concept could be misleading.

"It's amazing, because I'm 30 years old and I've been acting for 12 years.” he said.

"People sometimes think success in this business happens overnight - and the truth is it doesn't".

The Rising Star Award is the one BAFTA category that is voted for by members of the public.

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