Everybody knows that in Hollywood, you have to steal the spotlight. Here are some people who have been marked as the ones to watch.
When it comes to the entertainment industry, there’s something for everyone; from a tear jerking drama, a gripping thriller or a binge-worthy Netflix series. But the curtain is rising on a new era of talented trailblazers; keen to create some buzz in the industry and motivate audiences to write endless think pieces. In this article, we will introduce these artists and how they are making their mark.
Reda Elazouar emerged on the scene in noted credits such as The Little Drummer Boy and Eastenders. He has grown from strength to strength, most recently returning to screen in Season 4 of the highly-anticipated Netflix comedy, Sex Education, to be released on September 21st. Having worked with the likes of Reggie Yates, Colin Farrell & Damson Idris; the British-Moroccan creative is dedicated to hard work and, perfecting his skill set as not just an actor, but also as a writer and producer. The charismatic 22-year-old also stars in a lead role in the comedic short film, Pirates. A homage to brotherhood, unforgotten youth and garage music; the South London native delivers a stellar portrayal as Kiddie, living life to the fullest at every opportunity. A mantra he seems to illustrate in his daily life, as he was recently spotted suited up at the British Vogue x Netflix event in London for the BAFTA Awards. Reda is on his way to becoming a visible cultural fixture across TVs, events and media alike.
At 20 years old, Miia Harris is a true entertainer. She headlines as the lead character, Clawdeen Wolf–half human, half wolf, in the critically acclaimed live action musical fantasy film, Monster High: The Movie. A natural triple threat, Miia leads the charge, singing, dancing and acting so effortlessly, you can’t help but nod your head along to the dynamic beats. Her smooth musical riffs and pitch perfect adlibs, leave viewers speechless and engaged along the twists and turns of the teen adventure movie. Combined with a horror-filled wardrobe, Harris is remarkable at bringing the movie themes to the forefront which are, to remain true to who you are and the power of friendship. The Mattel franchise blockbuster has been picked up for a sequel, Monster High 2, which focuses on the excitement of the new school year and a mysterious new threat that could change the world as Clawdeen and her friends know it. She has been spotted at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards; noted by critics as a refreshing headliner with a burgeoning career ahead.
Jahi Di'Allo Winston
The Georgia native first stole our hearts depicting a young Ralph Tresvant in the TV series, The New Edition Story. A musical biography that takes us back to the bustling 1980’s and the humble beginnings of the quartet in Boston, Massachusetts. He has held his own against noted artists such as Meek Mill, Daniel Kaluuya and the legendary Taraji P. Henson. He is exceptional at delivering swagger, charm and emotion in his latest Netflix flick, We Have A Ghost, an adventure comedy that explores the friendship between an awkward teen and a ghost that is haunting the brand new home of a young family. At the tender age of 19, Jahi is a seasoned actor, dancer, singer, writer and no stranger to the spotlight. He aspires to move behind the curtain to create an original documentary, to raise awareness to the mental health crisis in marginalised communities. Determined to leave an impactful legacy, Jahi has barely touched the surface and is on his way to being a key player in ‘New Hollywood’.
Niles Fitch has a passion for connecting with others. His deep portrayals of stories across commercials, film, tv, voiceover, stage and print advertisements evokes an emotion in everyone. This was witnessed by the world when he rose to popularity in the award-winning and critically-acclaimed NBC #1 series, This is Us. He plays the part of ‘Randall’ in his teenage years; navigating romance, college life and grief over the death of his father. The LA-based actor effortlessly allows you in to feel the emotions of the character as he transitions between excitement and vulnerability along his journey. Niles, along with the cast won the 2019 Screen Actors Guild award for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble’; propelling him into popularity. Fans welcome his wide range of lead roles, across from seasoned actors such as Denzel Washington, Uzo Aduba & Tracee Ellis-Ross. In his most recent role, he shares the big screen with fellow Atlanta native, Jahi Di’Allo Winston; starring as his older brother Fulton in, We Have A Ghost. At just 22, it seems Niles is just getting started in his journey to be a household name.