BAFTA Reveals Five Ee Rising Star Award Nominees

  • Variety
BAFTA Reveals Five Ee Rising Star Award Nominees
British actors Bukky Bakray, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Morfydd Clark, Sope Dirisu and Conrad Khan are the 2021 nominees for the BAFTA Ee Rising Star Award.

The nominees were announced by 2014 Rising Star nominee George MacKay (“1917”) and presenter Edith Bowman on Wednesday. The nominees participated in a panel discussion and spoke about their roles. Ben-Adir was there in person with the presenters, and the others virtually, with Clark dialling in from New Zealand where she’s filming Amazon’s “The Lord of the Rings.”

Ben-Adir plays Black leader Malcolm X in “One Night in Miami,” based on the play by Kemp Powers, directed by Regina King. Bakray is the lead as a schoolgirl in Sarah Gavron’s coming-of-age drama “Rocks.” Clark plays a pious nurse in Rose Glass’ horror “Saint Maud,” while Dirisu is an emigrant house hunter who finds evil where he least expects it in Remi Weekes’ “His House.” In Henry Blake’s “County Lines,
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