Shooting Stars 2004. - 21 Most Talented Young European Actors

by 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 ...

2. Alexandra Aidini

Actress | Treis meres eftyhias

Alexandra Aidini was born in 1980 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for Three Days Happiness (2012), Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (2004) and Approach (2017).

3. Lubna Azabal

Actress | Incendies

Lubna Azabal was born on August 15, 1973 in Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Incendies (2010), Coriolanus (2011) and Body of Lies (2008).

4. Eva Birthistle

Actress | Imagine Me & You

Eva Birthistle was born in April 1974 in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. She is an actress and director, known for Imagine Me & You (2005), Brooklyn (2015) and A Fond Kiss (2004). She is married to Ross John Barr. They have two children. She was previously married to Raife Patrick Burchell.

5. Irina Björklund

Actress | Rauhantekijä

Irina, born 1973, is a Finnish film/TV/stage actress, as well as a recording singer, song writer and musician She spent her childhood in Sweden, France and Finland. She danced at the Finnish National Opera Ballet school during 5 years She studied at the Helsinki Theatre Academy 1993-96

She has spent...

6. Zoé Félix

Actress | Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis

Zoé Félix was born on May 7, 1976 in Paris, France. She is an actress, known for Welcome to the Sticks (2008), Captifs (2010) and Le coeur des hommes (2003).

7. Georg Friedrich

Actor | Große Freiheit

Georg Friedrich was born on October 31, 1966 in Vienna, Austria. He is an actor, known for Great Freedom (2021), Wild Mouse (2017) and Bright Nights (2017).

8. Anna Geislerová

Actress | Anthropoid

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 | Max Manus

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 ...

11. Tom Leick

Actor | The Merchant of Venice

Tom Leick is known for The Merchant of Venice (2004), Hannah Arendt (2012) and The Emperor's Wife (2003).

12. Tómas Lemarquis

Actor | Blade Runner 2049

Tómas Lemarquis was born on August 3, 1977 in Iceland. He is an actor and producer, known for Blade Runner 2049 (2017), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and Snowpiercer (2013).

13. Kristine Nevarauska

Actress | Sauja lozu

Kristine Nevarauska was born on March 3, 1981 in Bauska, Latvia, USSR. She is an actress, known for A Handful of Bullets (2002), Nothing Can Stop Us Now (2019) and Three to Dance (2011).

14. Filippo Nigro

Actor | Suburra - La serie

Filippo Nigro was born on December 3, 1970 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor, known for Suburra: Blood on Rome (2017), A.C.A.B. - All Cops Are Bastards (2012) and Facing Windows (2003).

15. Eszter Ónodi

Actress | Boldog születésnapot!

Eszter Ónodi was born on February 17, 1973 in Budapest, Hungary. She is an actress, known for Happy Birthday! (2003), Aglaya (2012) and Az alkimista és a szüz (1999).

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...

17. Sonja Richter

Actress | The Homesman

Sonja Richter was born on January 4, 1974 in Esbjerg, Denmark. She is an actress, known for The Homesman (2014), Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013) and Cecilie (2007).

18. Andrew Scott

Actor | Spectre

Andrew Scott was born in Dublin, Ireland, the middle child with two sisters, Sarah and Hannah. His parents, Jim and Nora, sent him to a private Catholic school for boys. He did a little acting as a child when he was in a couple of commercials on Irish TV. At 17 he was chosen to star in his first ...

19. Maria Simon

Actress | Good Bye Lenin!

Maria Simon was born on February 6, 1976 in Leipzig, German Democratic Republic [nox Saxony, Germany]. 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.

20. Ângelo Torres

Director | Kunta

Ângelo Torres was born in 1969 in Equatorial Guinea. He is an actor and director, known for Kunta (2007), Hay Road (2012) and Foreign Land (1995).

21. Andreas Wilson

Actor | Ondskan

Andreas Wilson was born on March 7, 1981 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is an actor, known for Evil (2003), Äkta människor (2012) and Bicycle Bride (2010).

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