Congratulations to School of Comedy’s Will Poulter for his EE Rising Star nomination at BAFTA this week.
Will Poulter, who starred in Son Of Rambow and alongside Jennifer Aniston in last year’s comedy We’re The Millers, is up against fellow ex School Of Comedy member George MacKay, whose films include the Scottish hit Sunshine On Leith.
Poulter, 20, said: “It still hasn’t really sunk in, but to be in a range of films that vary in budget and style is something I’m very grateful for and something I hope I can continue with. But to be recognised alongside these guys is phenomenal.”
MacKay said: “I’m blessed that I didn’t worry too much about it when I was a kid or overthink things, and I learned a lot unconsciously, but now I’m really ready and excited to learn as much as I can and do as much different work as I can to make a concerted effort to think for myself about what I want to do and carve a path for myself.”
The EE Rising Star award is the only one voted for by the public.
Previous winners include Juno Temple, Tom Hardy and Kristen Stewart.
Nominations for the ceremony’s other awards will be announced on Wednesday with the event taking place in London on Sunday, February 16.