Left Bank Pictures would like to congratulate actor Will Poulter for being awarded the Rising Star Award at Sunday night’s BAFTAS. 

The EE Rising Star Award – as voted by the British public – honours a young actor or actress who has demonstrated exceptional talent and ambition and has begun to capture the imagination of the British public.

The hotly contested accolade was won by the We’re The Millers star, who began his career as a member of after-school sketch group turned TV show School Of Comedy.

The show produced by Left Bank Pictures ran for two series on E4, from 2008 – 2010, and has been credited for launching the careers of both Will Poulter & Jack Harries. Poulter has gone on to star in films such as Son of Rambow, The Chronicles of Narnia and We’re the Millers, while Harries has gone on to start a YouTube channel named JacksGap, which currently has over 3 million subscribers and has made Harries both well-known and popular on the internet.

Will Poulter beat four other international actors on Sunday night, all nominated for their exceptional talent. The other nominees were: Dane DeHaan, George MacKay, Lupita Nyong’o and Léa Seydoux. The Award was presented by Eddie Redmaybe and previous EE Rising Star Awards nominee Alicia Vikander.

Will Poulter’s acceptance speech and backstage interview…