Shooting Stars 2003. - 19 Most Talented Young European Actors

by nativaiva | created - 27 Mar 2015 | updated - 27 Mar 2015 | Public

Each year, European Film Promotion (EFP), a network of promotion and marketing organisations from 35 European countries, presents the most talented young actors from throughout Europe to the press, public and industry during the Berlin International Film Festival. Actors with established national careers are suddenly on the international stage at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival. Among the actors recognized with the SHOOTING STARS AWARD over the years are such top-flight actors as Rachel Weisz, Franka Potente, Daniel Craig, Nina Hoss and Ludivine Sagnier.

1. Daniel Brühl

Actor | Good Bye Lenin!

Daniel Brühl was born in Barcelona, Spain. His father was German TV director Hanno Brühl (1937-2010), who was born in São Paulo, Brazil. His Spanish mother was a teacher. He also has a brother and a sister, Oliver and Miriam. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Cologne, Germany, where he ...


2. Leonor Baldaque

Actress | A Religiosa Portuguesa

Leonor Baldaque is an actress, known for The Portuguese Nun (2009), The Uncertainty Principle (2002) and Porto of My Childhood (2001).


3. Cécile de France

Actress | L'auberge espagnole

Cecile de France was born in Namur in Belgium in 1975 and discovered her vocation at the early age of six. As soon as she was seventeen, she was off to Paris with the ambition of beginning a career on the stage. She studied drama with Jean-Paul Denizon, actor and assistant to Peter Brook, before ...


4. Libero De Rienzo

Actor | Sangue: La morte non esiste

Libero De Rienzo was born in 1978 in Naples, Campania, Italy. He is an actor and director, known for Sangue: La morte non esiste (2005), Santa Maradona (2001) and Fort Apache Napoli (2009).


5. Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir

Actress | Fangar

Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir was born on February 25, 1974 in Reykjavik, Iceland. She is an actress and writer, known for Fangar (2017), Children (2006) and King's Road (2010). She is married to Gísli Örn Garðarsson. They have two children.


6. Minna Haapkylä

Actress | Kuulustelu

Minna Haapkylä was born on June 10, 1973 in Helsinki, Finland as Minna-Maria Erika Haapkylä. She is an actress and producer, known for The Interrogation (2009), Producing Adults (2004) and Lovers & Leavers (2002). She was previously married to Hannu-Pekka Björkman.


7. Maria Hofstätter

Actress | Paradies: Glaube

Maria Hofstätter was born on March 30, 1964 in Linz, Austria. She is an actress, known for Paradise: Faith (2012), Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005) and Dog Days (2001).


8. Kristoffer Joner

Actor | Bølgen

Kristoffer Joner is a Norwegian actor born in Stavanger, Norway. He is best known for Villmark (2003), The Wave (2015), and The Revenant (2015).

His film debut was Detektor (2000). In 2005 Joner received an Amanda Award for best male actor in the movie Naboer and again in 2012 for his role in The ...


9. Marilita Lambropoulou

Actress | Mia mera ti nyhta

Marilita Lambropoulou was born in Athens. She trained at the Theatre Studies Department of the University of Patras, as well as at a series of seminars organized by the Greek National Theatre. Her stage work includes roles in both classical and contemporary theatre, including "The House of the ...


10. Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Actor | Angels & Demons

"There are those who miss being in-depth with the world," explains Nikolaj Lie Kaas in an interview with Politiken on April 29th, 2001, "but for me superficiality means a lot - that's where I get my drive." This is an interesting comment from an actor, whose acting always strikes a deeply personal ...


11. Flora Montgomery

Actress | When Brendan Met Trudy

Theatre has been as prevalent in Flora's career as film and television. She won the Irish Times Best Actress Award for her role as the lead in Strindberg's Miss Julie. Other 'classic' roles include Yelena in Chekov's Uncle Vanya, Ophelia in Hamlet and Katherina in Taming of The Shrew. She has ...


12. Szonja Oroszlán

Actress | The Martian

Szonja Oroszlán was born on May 19, 1977 in Budapest, Hungary. She is an actress, known for The Martian (2015), A Kind of America (2002) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008).


13. Torkel Petersson

Actor | Patrik 1,5

Torkel Petersson was born on August 19, 1969 in Lund, Skåne län, Sweden as Ola Torkel Petersson. He is an actor and writer, known for Patrik, Age 1.5 (2008), Jalla! Jalla! (2000) and Kopps (2003).


14. Mona Petri

Actress | Hello Goodbye

Mona Petri was born on December 16, 1976 in Zürich, Switzerland. She is an actress and writer, known for Hello Goodbye (2007), Tiere (2017) and Füür oder Flamme (2002). She is married to Jannek Petri. They have one child.


15. Matthias Schoenaerts

Actor | De rouille et d'os

Matthias Schoenaerts was born on December 8, 1977 in Antwerp, Belgium. His mother, Dominique Wiche, was a costume designer, translator and French teacher, and his father was actor Julien Schoenaerts. He made his film debut at the age of 13, alongside his father in the Belgian film Daens (1992), ...


16. Daan Schuurmans

Actor | Bellicher

Daan Schuurmans is one of the most talented and acclaimed actors of The Netherlands. When Daan was chosen as a Shooting Star (Europe's leading young talent) at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2003, he was already well known to Dutch audiences from his starring roles in box-office hits ...


17. Jamie Sives

Actor | Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself

Jamie Sives is an actor and producer, known for Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002), Valhalla Rising (2009) and Mean Machine (2001).


18. Goya Toledo

Actress | Amores perros

Goya Toledo was born on September 24, 1969 in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain as Gregoria Micaela Toledo. She is an actress, known for Amores Perros (2000), Maktub (2011) and Plans for Tomorrow (2010).


19. Tatiana Vilhelmová

Actress | Návrat idiota

Born in 1978 in Prague, Tatiana Vilhelmová is a prolific actress who plays as well in the theater, on the big and the small screen. A member of the Djevicka Theater Company she was nominated twice for the Alfred Radok Award. Her movie debut took place in 1995 in Sasa Gedeon's Indiánské...


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