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Bond girl duels with Anita from ‘West Side Story’ for Bafta gong


Bond girl duels with Anita from ‘West Side Story’ for Bafta gong

Lashana Lynch and Ariana DeBose among Bafta Rising Star nominees

Marie-Louise Gumuchian

James Bond star Lashana Lynch and West Side Story Golden Globe winner Ariana DeBose are among the nominees for the EE Rising Star Award at this year’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Film Awards.

At 18 years old, American actress Millicent Simmonds, who is deaf, is the youngest of the nominees. She is best known for starring in the A Quiet Place horror films.

The list of five contenders, revealed on Tuesday, also includes British actor Harris Dickinson, most recently seen in The King’s Man, and Australian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee, known for Oscar-tipped Western The Power of the Dog as well as the more recent X-Men films...

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