Wednesday 24 July 2019

Daniel Radcliffe and Jodie Comer among Europe’s top entertainment stars under 30

Music stars Jess Glynne, George Ezra and Stefflon Don were also on the list.

Daniel Radcliffe and Jodie Comer among Europe’s top entertainment stars under 30 (Ian West/PA)
Daniel Radcliffe and Jodie Comer among Europe’s top entertainment stars under 30 (Ian West/PA)

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

Daniel Radcliffe, Jodie Comer, Tom Holland, and Letitia Wright are among a raft of European stars under the age of 30 who have been hailed for their impact on the entertainment industry.

The actors join a list of 27 other stars of the entertainment world put together by Forbes for its 30 Under 30 Europe list.

Musicians such as Jess Glynne, George Ezra and Stefflon Don are included.

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Daniel Radcliffe is on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list (Ian West/PA)

In total, there are 300 young “disruptors, visionaries and rising stars” from across Europe on the list, which also includes categories of athletes, social entrepreneurs, scientists and people in the worlds of technology, manufacturing, retail and media.

Each category highlights 30 people under 30 who are making waves in their arena, and who have “the likelihood of changing their field over the next half-century”.

Harry Potter actor Radcliffe, 29, was praised by Forbes for continuing with his career even after the mammoth success of the wizarding film franchise, while Comer, 25, has been hailed for her starring role in hit drama series Killing Eve.

Bafta Rising Star 2017 award-winner Holland, 22, is best known for starring as Spider-Man in the film franchise, having landed the title role before the age of 20.

Wright, 25, is the latest recipient of the Bafta Rising Star Award, and Marvel film Black Panther propelled her to global fame in 2018. She will continue her superhero efforts in Avengers: Endgame.

Other actors included on the list are The Favourite star Joe Alwyn, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again star Lily James, We’re The Millers star Will Poulter and Split star Anya Taylor-Joy.

Singers Jorja Smith, Sigrid and Ella Mai, rapper Octavian and music producer Mura Masa are among the music stars featured.

Forbes said its honourees were chosen and vetted through a three-layer process, with the 300 whittled down from 8,000 online submissions and other names chosen by expert judges in each category, with singer Rita Ora on the panel for entertainment.

The list is comprised of entrants from 56 countries across Europe, with women making up 36% of the honourees.

Forbes’ Europe editor Alex Wood said: “Four years on from its launch, the 30 Under 30 Europe list continues to be not only the defining measure of success for the region’s next generation of leaders, but also a source of empowerment for all honourees.

“We’ve searched throughout Europe to identify 300 of the most revolutionary entrepreneurs, innovators and disruptors in ten diverse sectors, who are changing the game throughout the region and across the globe.”

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