Shooting Stars 2004. - 21 Most Talented Young European Actorsby nativaiva | created - 12 Mar 2015 | updated - 12 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, Ludivine Sagnier and Daniel Brühl.
1. Elena Anaya
Actress | La piel que habito
Spanish actress Elena Anaya impressed the critics with her performance in Sex and Lucía (2001).
Elena was born in Palencia, Spain, on July 17th, 1975. An active child, she excelled in karate and mountain climbing. By the time she was 17 Elena knew that she wanted to channel her energy into ...
Actress | The American
Born in 1973, Irina Björklund is one of the most popular Finnish film stars of the end of 1990s and beginning of the 2000s. After studying years 1993-1996 in The Theatre Academy of Finland she made her silver screen debut in Pekka Parikka's (director of The Winter War (1989)) last film, Tie naisen ...
Actress | Zelary
Born in 1976 in Prague, this prolific actress debuted before the cameras at the early age of 14. Also a top model, Anna Geislerová already has an impressive career behind her (110 films, TV films or series episodes in early 2013!) and has received several awards for her remarkable performances, ...
9. Aksel Hennie
Actor | Hodejegerne
Aksel Hennie is a Norwegian actor, writer and director. He has acted in a number of successful Norwegian movies, and has received several awards. Hennie grew up in Lambertseter in Oslo. In his late teens he was sentenced for tagging, and became an outcast in the community for confessing to the ...
10. Michael Koch
Director | Marija
Michael Koch is a young Swiss actor who received his training at the Actor's Academy at the "Junges Theater Basel", in Switzerland. Some of his many theater credits include the leading role in "Playboy of the Western World", featured at the Theaterspektakel in Zürich. He also played in "Die ...
16. Thekla Reuten
Actress | In Bruges
As a young Dutch actress with numerous internationally acclaimed films under her belt and whose work has been twice Oscar nominated, Thekla Reuten is an undeniable front-runner in the new wave of European actresses lauded on the international stage and screen.
Thekla first came to wide international...
18. Andrew Scott
Actor | Pride
Andrew Scott was born in Dublin, Ireland, the middle child with two sisters, in a financially comfortable home which allowed his parents, Jim and Nora, to send him to a private Catholic school for boys. He started acting as a child when he was in commercials on Irish TV, then was chosen from his ...
19. Maria Simon
Actress | Good Bye Lenin!
Maria Simon was born on February 6, 1976 in Leipzig, German Democratic Republic. She is an actress and producer, known for Good Bye Lenin! (2003), Portrait of a Married Couple (2002) and Kleine Schwester (2004). She is married to Bernd Michael Lade. They have three children.