BAFTA previews the guest list "of great British talent" who'll party with the royals July 9

By Alison Schwartz
July 01, 2011 10:40 AM

When Prince William and Duchess Catherine touch down in the States next week, they’ll be getting the Hollywood treatment – along with 42 other up-and-coming British stars.

On their California itinerary for July 9, the royal couple are set to attend the British Academy of Film and Television Arts “Brits to Watch” event, which Nigel Lythgoe is helping to organize.

The event will “highlight the incredible depth and range of great British talent currently emerging in film, television and video games,” according to a BAFTA release on Friday, providing the guest list.

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So who made the cut? “They will generally not be complete beginners in their industry, and will have already begun to show real promise,” says the statement. While there was no common formula based on age or film credits, “what they all have in common is that our panel has seen in them a real spark of talent and creativity, and we should expect to hear more from them in the future.”

Here, then, is the full list of rising stars, who will be making their introductions at the historic (and freshly restored) Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles:

• Rory Aitken, producer
• James Bobin, writer/director
• Jessica Brown Findlay, actress
• David Buckley, composer
• Jamie Bull, editor
• Sam Care, cinematographer
• Joe Cornish, writer/director
• Damian Daniel, cinematographer
• Brynach Day, student (director)
• Patrick Dickinson, student (director)
• Sabrina Doyle, student (director)
• Gareth Edwards, director
• Charles Griffiths, video games designer
• Nick Holt, documentary director
• Tom Hughes, actor
• Daniel Kaluuya, actor/writer
• Ben Lambert, visual effects artist
• Anna Lavelle, production designer
• Harry Lloyd, actor
• Victoria Mather, animator
• Gugu Mbatha-Raw, actress
• Lou McLoughlan, student (director)
• Jules Nurrish, Student (writer/director)
• Folashadé Olagundoye, production designer
• Debs Paterson, director
• Liza Rhea, student (animation)
• Talulah Riley, actress
• Oliver Riley-Smith, student (writer/director/producer)
• Caroline Skinner, producer
• Rupert Smith, director
• Katie Sole, producer
• Kate Solomon, producer
• Adrian Sturges, producer
• Juno Temple, actress
• Jack Thorne, writer
• Rachel Tunnard, editor/writer
• Matt Turner, video games designer
• Nathan Walster, visual effects artist
• James Watkins, writer/director
• Dave Whyte, animator/graphic designer
• Owain Yeoman, actor
• Aaron Young, documentary director/producer