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JOHN BOYEGA LANDS RISING STAR BAFTA NOMINATION

WEDNESDAY 6TH JANUARY 2016

From Peckham South London, 23 year old John Boyega hit the big screens on 16th December 2015 playing lead role ‘Finn’ in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Born to Nigerian parents, Boyega had played just one lead film role before he was cast in the biggest franchise in the history of movies. This was the 2011 cult favourite, Attack The Block a sci-fi comedy in which he was Moses, a south London teenager battling an alien invasion on a housing estate.

Star Wars lead, Boyega faces competition for the BAFTA Rising Star award including Fifty Shades Of Grey actress Dakota Johnson.

Brie Larson, who appears in new drama Room, and Kingsman: The Secret Service actor Taron Egerton are also nominated.

They are joined by Bel Powley, from 2015's The Diary Of A Teenage Girl.

Film fans will be able to vote for their favourite and the winner will be announced at the Bafta Film Awards in London on 14 February.

 

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