Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Ireland
Jury's comment: Antonia's acting is seductively minimalistic but demonstrates magnificent charisma at the same time. In THE OTHER SIDE OF SLEEP, her character's inner solitude and sadness are conveyed with haunting, empathetic power. She is a performer of wonderful soul and depth.
29-year-old Antonia Campbell-Hughes received rave reviews for her supporting performance in Jane Campion's Cannes competition film BRIGHT STAR in 2009. She received a 'Rising Star' nomination at the 2011 Irish Film and Television Academy Awards and has been named a 'Star of Tomorrow' by Screen International. Antonia has since had leading roles in Alexandra McGuinness' comedy drama LOTUS EATERS; Rebecca Daly's thriller THE OTHER SIDE OF SLEEP, Johannes Robert's STORAGE 24 and Kieran Evans' KELLY & VICTOR as well as a supporting role in Rodrigo Garcia's ALBERT NOBBS.